Unformatted text preview: developing two guiding principles and using examples of both kinds of forces. We then go on to develop a new kind of energy: potential energy. An understanding of potential energy, combined with what we already know about kinetic energy will allow us to derive the fundamental concept of the conservation of mechanical energy. We will study various examples of how to apply this principle, and give a limited calculusbased exploration of the topic. By using energetics instead of kinematics or dynamics, we can greatly simplify many physical problems, and also gain a broader understanding of mechanics within the larger principle of energy....
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 Fall '10
 DavidJudd
 Physics, Energy, Potential Energy, Power, Work, limited calculusbased exploration

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