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The sum of U and K must be a constant

The sum of U and K must be a constant - This statement is...

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The sum of U and K must be a constant. This constant, denoted by E, is defined as the total mechanical energy of a conservative system. We can now generate a mathematical expression for the conservation of mechanical energy: U + K = E
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Unformatted text preview: This statement is true for all conservative systems, and thus for all systems in which U is defined. With this equation we have completed our proof of the conservation of mechanical energy within conservative systems....
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