Conservation of Energy in daily life

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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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berkeman
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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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russ_watters
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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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