Thread: What is energy?
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Rutherford is offline
Jun21-07, 05:44 PM
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Yes... Personally, I don't really care about solving physics problems out of some book. That seems to be what modern day physics has become. I'd like to understand what the physicists have come up with. From what I'm gathering, there is a lack of understanding as to how physics (namely energy) actually works, and I'm trying to solve that problem starting with myself.

I'm fine with an answer of "we don't know what energy is." If that's as far as physics has come, then I'm alright with that. However, I am having trouble believing that's the answer.

What I'm concerned with, I guess, is how does energy work? Like how does that electric field perform work? And how does the splitting of an atom create heat? I just want to know where this stuff is coming from.