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Unformatted text preview: -The kinetic energy represents the capacity of a particle to do work by virtue of its speed-Look at Examples Gravitational Potential Energy-Gravitational potential energy represents the capacity of the particle to do work by virtue of its height above the surface of the Earth. -When we lift a particle to some height above the surface, we have to do work against gravity, and we thereby store work in the particle -W = mgh-K 2 + U 2 = K 1 + U 1 -Problem Solving Techniques for Energy Conservation in Analysis of Motion o Write an expression for the energy at one point of motion o Then write an expression for the energy at another point o Equate the two expressions....
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