Physics 101- Introduction to Mechanics
March 13- Conservation of Energy

 

 

 

 
 

 

  Conservation of Energy
 

Let's look at the various forms of energy in several different examples.  For each one, what is the system?  Also, what is the origin chosen for the gravitational potential enrgy?  
(KE is kinetic energy (T), PE is potential energy, and TME is total mechanical energy)

Pendulum swinging

 
 

Roller Coaster

 
 

Projectile, launched from a spring

 
 

 

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Jeff Phillips
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Loyola Marymount University
Spring 2002