Conservation of Energy in daily life

  1. I am trying to come up with a good example of a common situation where conservation of energy applies. Anybody have any suggestions?

    Thanks
     
  2. jcsd
  3. berkeman

    Staff: Mentor

    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.
     
  4. russ_watters

    Staff: Mentor

    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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