Law of Conservation of Energy

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As the man puts the hot wheel on top it is filled with potential energy but as it starts to descend, the potential energy starts getting transferred to kinetic energy. The total mechanical energy stays the same because as the potential and kinetic energy change, they still equal the same amount of energy because it cannot be destroyed or added. As the man puts the hot wheel on top it is filled with potential energy but as it starts to descend, the potential energy starts getting transferred to kinetic energy. The total mechanical energy stays the same because as the potential and kinetic energy change, they still equal the same amount of energy because it cannot be destroyed or added. A person dropping a hot wheel on a metal track

A person dropping a hot wheel on a metal track
KE= Kinetic Energy, which is the energy of motion
PE= Potential Energy, which is possibilities of work due to postion TME= Total Mechanical Energy, which is the sum of both kinetic and potential energy It is a closed system because the hot wheel and the track it is riding on transfer energy back and forth to each other. KE= Kinetic Energy, which is the energy of motion

PE= Potential Energy, which is possibilities of work due to postion TME= Total Mechanical Energy, which is the sum of both kinetic and potential energy It is a closed system because the hot wheel and the track it is riding on transfer energy back and forth to each other. Some of the energy of the hot wheel is also lost to the loud sounds you her coming from it, which also helps slow it down. Some of the energy of the hot wheel is also lost to the loud sounds you her coming from it, which also helps slow it down. Fapp

Fapp
As the hot wheel goes along the track some of the energy is turned into thermal energy and is lost to heat do to friction. As the hot wheel goes along the track some of the energy is turned into thermal energy and is lost to heat do to friction. Law of...
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