Energy Conversion

Taught by: Dr. Jacob Chung
Taken: SS 2016

Table of Contents

1. The Scope of Energy Conversion

1.1 Forms of Energy

Kinetic Energy vs. Potential Energy (KE vs. PE)

Definition of Kinetic Energy

Definition of Potential Energy

  • If the force field is conservative (in a vacuum) the energy is conserved
    • PE + KE = const
    • \Delta PE + \Delta KE = 0

Total Energy and Break Down of Internal Energy