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Is a moving fan potential energy?

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January 28, 2009 5:51PM

A moving fan is an example of kinetic energy, the energy of objects in motion. An example of potential energy would be a large rock at the edge of a cliff. If the rock falls off the cliff, its potenital energy (energy by virtue of its location), is converted to kinetic energy, energy of its motion, as it falls.