Mechanical Energy

Physics SSS1 Third Term


Mechanical Energy

Performance Objectives

Students should be able to:

  1. Explain the application of mechanical energy
  2. Explain the concept of machines, force ratio, velocity ratio, efficiency
  3. List the types of machines


Mechanical energy, also known as motion energy, is how an object moves based on its position and motion. It occurs when a force acts upon an object and the object uses the transferred energy as movement. If an object is moving, it is using mechanical energy. Review the examples of mechanical energy below for where you can see it in your everyday life.

Everyday Examples of Mechanical Energy

Mechanical energy is one of the only types of energy that is easy to see. If something is moving, it is.... View More

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