# What's the difference between force and energy?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 25, 2018

Among other differences, force is a vector (has a direction) while energy is a scalar (does not have a direction).

#### Explanation:

Force is a push or a pull. A push that continues for some distance has used energy to do work. Note that

If the work done above is repeated but the distance is doubled, the force is the same but the number of Joules of work done is doubled.

I hope this helps,

Steve