Elastic energy

Elastic (potential) energy stored in the spring The elastic energy is stored in the deformed spring. Also called ‘potential energy,’ and denoted by Ep. $Elastic \;energy \;E_p(J) = \frac{1}{2}kx^2$ m: Mass (kg) k: Spring constant (N/m) x: Deformation … more

Conservation of Mechanical Energy

Potential energy The potential energy of an object is the energy stored in an object or system. Denoted as Ep. Generally speaking, potential energy refers to potential energy caused by gravity and is proportional to an object’s mass and height. … more

Potential energy due to gravity

Potential energy due to gravity Lifting heavy objects increases the potential energy of the object. The amount of work done when lifting an object of mass m by height h can be obtained as (Potential energy by gravity) Ep(J) = … more

Conservation of Mechanical Energy in Rollercoaster

Conservation of Mechanical Energy If you look at the roller coasters, you can find something interesting. That’s right. There is no engine on the roller coaster. When we lift the roller coaster to the highest point, then the roller coaster … more

The principle of riding a swing

Kids have the know-how, but they can’t tell the principal. “How can you go so high?” Some principles are difficult to describe in words in the world, even if everyone knows. I think one of them is how to ride … more

What is the fastest at the moment of hitting the ground? (Terminal Velocity)

Mechanical energy Mechanical energy is the sum of potential and kinetic energy. Mechanical energy = potential energy + kinetic energy Em = EP + EK Mechanical energy conservation Without friction, the sum of an object’s initial mechanical energy is equal … more