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What does energy really mean in the real world?

  1. Aug 18, 2007 #1
    What does energy really mean in the real world? Or it is just a mathematical tool?
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  3. Aug 18, 2007 #2


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    Well.....push a car up a hill. Is that real world? Energy (kinetic and potential energy) is force times distance.
  4. Aug 18, 2007 #3
    energy is simply means the capacity to do work. energy is what gives you power to do things. Everything, i mean just everything, consists of energy.

    That's the view of a college student. I'm no kind of expert in this.....
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  6. Aug 22, 2007 #5
    Energy is a mathematical tool.But it's quite useful.
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