Tag : potential energy

The Relationship Between Work, Potential Energy, and Kinetic Energy

INTRODUCTION This experiment was designed to investigate the relationship between work, potential energy, and kinetic energy. Applying equations learned in Physics class, it was possible to compare these to values measured by computer software. Examples used in the experiment were a cart, a spring, and a mass. Preliminary questions: 1.     Lift a book from the floor to the table. Did you do work? To answer this question, consider whether you applied a force parallel to the displacement of the book. […]