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Conservation of Energy in daily life 
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Feb2706, 12:26 PM

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I am trying to come up with a good example of a common situation where conservation of energy applies. Anybody have any suggestions?
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Feb2706, 12:46 PM

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Any particular kinds of energy? The most common would be PE <> KE, with an example being a pendulum. Another would be ChemE <> Heat energy, with combustion being an example.



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Feb2706, 02:33 PM

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Electrical to kinetic (+ heat): electric motor.
Cooking. Driving a car. Pretty much every situation where you see an energy conversion (kinda by definition) is a good example of conservation... 


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