What is gravitational forces' and electromagnetic forces' energy source?Don't they violate conservation of energy?
I'm not sure I understand it either but objects can most certainly transfer energy between them.Originally posted by bdkeenan00
this sounds like a pretty good place to ask this question. I have been wondering for sometime now if energy could be some how transfered between the two interacting objects in a gravitational or electromagnetic field. What I know about the two tells me no but I just wanted to make sure.
P.S. what about the nuclear forces?
Thank you I apparently wasn't clear enough on my question. Okay what I asked is if you have say two charges(or two masses) there would be an electromagnetic force between the charges and a gravitational force between the two masses. I realize that each charge or mass would have a potenial energy because of its position in the gravitational(or in the case of the charges ,electromagnetic)field, and that this energy can be converted into kinetic(like when a ball falls it's stored potential energy is converted into kinetic energy as it accelerates downwards). So is there anyway in which the energy of one charge(or mass) can be transfered to the other( the two objects not being in physical contact of course)?Originally posted by russ_watters
I'm not sure I understand it either but objects can most certainly transfer energy between them.