Physics Flyer

Mindy Campos Period 3

Kinetic and Potential Engery

Kinetic Energy is the energy of motion. An object that has motion - whether it is vertical or horizontal motion(KE=1/2XmXv^2)


Potential Energy is the stored energy of position possessed by an object.(the heavy ball of a demolition machine is storing energy when it is held at an elevated position)


Conservation of Energy

Energy in a system may take on various forms (e.g. kinetic, potential, heat, light). The law of conservation of energy states that energy may neither be created nor destroyed. Therefore the sum of all the energies in the system is a constant