CH_7 Physics - CHAPTER 7 Potential Energy and Energy...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–6. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
CHAPTER 7 Potential Energy and Energy Conservation
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Units of Chapter 7 Potential Energy Conservative and Nonconservative Forces Mechanical Energy and Its Conservation Problem Solving Using Conservation of Mechanical Energy Other Forms of Energy; Energy Transformations and the Law of Conservation of Energy Energy Conservation with Dissipative Forces: Solving Problems
Background image of page 2
7-1 Potential Energy An object can have potential energy by virtue of its surroundings. Familiar examples of potential energy: A wound-up spring A stretched elastic band An object at some height above the ground
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
7-1 Potential Energy In raising a mass m to a height h , the work done by the external force is We therefore define the gravitational potential energy:
Background image of page 4
7-1 Potential Energy This potential energy can become kinetic energy if the object is dropped. Potential energy is a property of a system as a whole, not just of the object (because it depends on external forces). If
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 6
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 02/25/2012 for the course PHYSICS 1903 taught by Professor Nash during the Spring '10 term at The University of Texas at San Antonio- San Antonio.

Page1 / 19

CH_7 Physics - CHAPTER 7 Potential Energy and Energy...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 6. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online