Conversation of Energy

5. Energy Review


  1. Kinetic Energy is the energy of a system in motion.
  2. Potential Energy is the "stored" energy of a system at rest.
  3. The Law of Conversation of Energy states that energy can never be created nor destroyed-it can only be transferred from one form to another.


Kinetic Energy

Gravitational Potential Energy

Spring Potential Energy

Conservation of Energy

Unit Reference
g constant: 9.80 meters/secondsē
h height (in meters)
k spring constant (in kilograms/secondsē)
m mass (in kilograms)
v velocity (in meters/second)
x horizontal position or
distance (in meters)

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