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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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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2012 for the course PHY PHY2053 taught by Professor Davidjudd during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
 Fall '10
 DavidJudd
 Physics, Energy, Power, Work

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