potential energy


a: potential energy ~
b: water behind a dam


If the water is stuck behind a dam it's not moving and has little to 0 kinetic energy. It does have potential energy. If the dam broke, the water would come rushing out. It would then have a tremendous amount of kinetic energy as it moved down the river away from the broken dam. Another example is a stopped bike on a road at the top of a hill. This is the same idea as the dam.

Writer: Lucrezia
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Mar 20 2016 7:37 PM

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