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Chapter 7: Energy
Kinetic energy (KE) is proportional to the square of the speed of the object; KE is therefore a number and not a vector. In order to understand how to use energy correctly, we will also need to discuss isolated systems, potential energy, and internal energy.
Table of Contents
- Illustration 7.1: Choice of System.
- Illustration 7.2: Representations of Energy.
- Illustration 7.3: Potential Energy Diagrams.
- Illustration 7.4: External Forces and Energy.
- Illustration 7.5: A Block on an Incline.
- Exploration 7.1: Push a Cart Around.
- Exploration 7.2: Choice of Zero for Potential Energy.
- Exploration 7.3: Elastic Collision.
- Exploration 7.4: A Ball Hits a Mass Attached to a Spring.
- Exploration 7.5: Drag the Ball to Determine PE(x).
- Exploration 7.6: Different Interactions.
- Exploration 7.7: Exploring Potential Energy Functions.
- Problem 7.1: A ball slides in a frictionless bowl.
- Problem 7.2: A 12-kg box slides up a 26.56° frictionless ramp.
- Problem 7.3: A 12-kg box slides down a 26.56° frictionless ramp.
- Problem 7.4: A 12-kg box slides down a rough ramp.
- Problem 7.5: A mass is lifted by a string.
- Problem 7.6: A modified Atwood's machine.
- Problem 7.7: Three balls are thrown off the top of a building.
- Problem 7.8: A ball is dropped on a hard floor.
- Problem 7.9: An explosive collision.
- Problem 7.10: A spring gun.
- Problem 7.11: Collision between a mass and a mass connected to a spring.
- Problem 7.12: Collision between a mass and a mass connected to a spring.