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What does energy really mean in the real world?

by Frankww
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Frankww
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Aug18-07, 01:45 AM
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What does energy really mean in the real world? Or it is just a mathematical tool?
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russ_watters
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Aug18-07, 02:05 AM
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Well.....push a car up a hill. Is that real world? Energy (kinetic and potential energy) is force times distance.
Kushal
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Aug18-07, 04:20 AM
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energy is simply means the capacity to do work. energy is what gives you power to do things. Everything, i mean just everything, consists of energy.

That's the view of a college student. I'm no kind of expert in this.....

rcgldr
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Aug18-07, 06:38 PM
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What does energy really mean in the real world?

Here's a link to a previous thread:

What is energy?
EmperorNeo
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Aug22-07, 07:55 AM
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Energy is a mathematical tool.But it's quite useful.


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