# Question #bf5bf

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Mar 7, 2014

Work is not related to direction, because it is a scalar quantity.

*THE CHEMISTRY ANSWER*:

Work is part of the energy of a system. Energy has size but no direction. It is a scalar quantity, so work is also a scalar quantity. Work is not related to direction.

*THE MATHEMATICS ANSWER*

Work is the dot product of force and displacement, both of which are vectors.

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