S4: work done, potential and kinetic energy

We finished the transport section with a look at Work, Potential & Kinetic energy.  Those of you aiming for Credit need to carry out calculations involving kinetic energy using

E_k~=~1/2mv^2

 

Here is a video about work, potential energy & kinetic energy from Bozeman Science

Most of the calculations will be based on the principle of conservation of energy.  Dr. Altman has an excellent series of videos examining conservation of energy  examples from Roadrunner cartoons.

 

 

 

I have attached a pdf handout with worked examples on potential energy, work and kinetic energy.  If you want some more revision materials, try here.

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