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Why Bother Teaching Mechanical Energy Conservation?

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Note: It is assumed that the reader has read part I and part II of the series.Is Mechanical Energy Conservation Free of Ambiguity? Can We Do Better…
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Can We Do Better Than Mechanical Energy Conservation?

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Note: It is assumed that the reader has read part I of the series. Introduction The ambiguity and flaws discussed in part I can be resolved using the…
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Is Mechanical Energy Conservation Free of Ambiguity?

Introduction "Close to any question that is in the textbook, there is another question that has never been answered that is interesting." [Stephen Wolfram,…
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What Happens When You Flip the Light Switch - From Zero Seconds to 20 Years

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Introduction Few people know what happens when a customer does something like flipping a light switch. The full explanation requires descriptions of topics…
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What is Energy?

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What is energy? For some reason, this perfectly legitimate question seems to spawn far more than its share of bad threads. So what is energy and how do…