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Conservation of Energy in daily life

  1. Feb 27, 2006 #1
    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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  3. Feb 27, 2006 #2


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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.
  4. Feb 27, 2006 #3


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    Electrical to kinetic (+ heat): electric motor.


    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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