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Homework Help: What kinds of energry conversions

  1. Jun 13, 2006 #1
    What kinds of energy conversions are involved when a mass is falling eo the ground?

    A. Power to work
    B. Potential Energy to Kinetic Energy
    C. Kinetic Energy to Potential Energy
    D. Force to Kinetic energy

    I think the answer is C, because the object is moving and then will ultimately hit the ground... KE to PE?
     
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  3. Jun 13, 2006 #2

    Andrew Mason

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    I think the question is asking you to look at the mass being at rest initially at a height and then falling through that height but before it hits the ground. (The answer, is not C).

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  4. Jun 13, 2006 #3
    then the answer is b... i was curious about the phrasing of the question as well. thakn you!
     
  5. Jun 13, 2006 #4
    Yeah, the answer is B.
     
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