List 3 situations in which potential energy becomes kinetic energy?
1. Man standing on building falls off.
2. spring in mouse trap is set off killing mouse.
3. A bomb is detonated.
1. a dime falling off a table
2. a cannon going off
3. a sling shot being shot
Of course. -- That exact process takes place repeatedly, during each half-swing of a pendulum. -- When you toss a ball straight up, kinetic energy becomes potential energy on the way up, and potential energy becomes kinetic energy on the way down. -- Kinetic turns into potential when you wind up a clock or a toy car, then the potential in the spring becomes kinetic as the clock runs or the car scurries around.
In soccer, you have a soccer ball. The ball has potential energy. When you kick the ball, the potential becomes kinetic energy and the ball moves. However, your foot has potential energy as well (all matter has potential energy because all matter has the potential to move). When you kick with your foot that potential energy becomes kinetic energy. When the soccer ball is on the ground it actually has no potential energy because potential…
The potential energy of a freely falling body decreases continuouslyWhat happens to the loss of potential energy?
Potential energy is energy that is stored and has the potential to do something, for instance a stretched elastic band that has not yet been released, or a rock teetering on the edge of a cliff but has not yet fallen. Kinetic energy is the energy of motion. So when the elastic band releases, or the rock falls, the stored energy now becomes kinetic energy. In a way, potential energy is theoretical in that it…
Potential Energy is energy that could come from something that if it were to fall (say, from gravity) the kinetic energy gained from that fall would be equal to that. Other forms could be elastic potential energy, chemical potential energy, electrical potential energy (eventually becomes voltage), and etc. Kinetic energy is of an object that is moving (because I assume we're talking of Newtonain motion).