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How does Potential Energy converted into Kinetic Energy? ?

  1. May 2, 2015 #1
    As we know that every object that has kinetic energy could also have potential energy. Now suppose an object is in rest at a distance of h meter from ground so it has some potential energy and no kinetic energy, now if it starts to fall towards the ground can we say that its total potential energy will be converted into kinetic energy???
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  3. May 2, 2015 #2
  4. May 3, 2015 #3


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    Yes (assuming no energy is lost to air resistance/drag).

    Applying conservation of energy... PE + KE = Constant.
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