What does energy really mean in the real world?

  1. What does energy really mean in the real world? Or it is just a mathematical tool?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. russ_watters

    Staff: Mentor

    Well.....push a car up a hill. Is that real world? Energy (kinetic and potential energy) is force times distance.
     
  4. 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.....
     
  5. rcgldr

    rcgldr 7,519
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  6. Energy is a mathematical tool.But it's quite useful.
     
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