# Conservation of Energy

marshall4
What is the formula for conservation of energy?

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dE/dT = constant.

Or, if you prefer, the simpler

E = constant.

- Warren

Mentor
Or: Ein = Eout

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Oops, I meant dE/dt = 0, not constant. Of course, zero is a constant....

- Warren

If energy can neither be created nor destroyed - than the logical formula would be that energy before would have to equal energy after.

But you must consider potential, kinetic, friction, heat loss ect...j

Nautica