A football is punted downfield (neglect the resistance of the air.)
a.) Where in the path of the punted ball is the kinetic energy the greatest?
b.) where in the path of the punted ball is teh potential energy teh greatest?
c. Where in the path of the punted ball is the mechanical energy the greatest?
d.) When the return man catches the ball what happens to the kinetc energy that the ball had?
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The Attempt at a Solution
a.) is it at the top when its thrown
b. is it when its about to be kicked?
c. i don't know this one
d. is this there is no kinetic energy?