That may be true, but power meters derive watts from force and cadence. That’s why they all have a cadence function. In this case I find it helpful to be ignorant of the science.😉I don't need distance: I have a Garmin for that.
Work Done =Force x Distance. (Where Force = Mass x Acceleration of course. F = MA).
Power is Work Done / Time (which provides Joules/s or Watts).
This isn't helping my technical problems with the power meter though but it is great to revisit GSCE Physics.