Physics in Action: Conservation of Energy

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Welcome back for another one of Prof. Ephraim Fischbach's demonstrations from Thinkwell's Physics.

Today we'll look into conservation of mechanical energy. One of the fundamental principles of physics, it states that with only conservative forces (for example, gravity) acting on a system, the sum of kinetic energy and potential energy of that system remains constant.

In this video, Prof. Fischbach risks life and limb to demonstrate this principle with the Giant Nose-basher. (No noses were harmed in the filming of this video.)

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This page contains a single entry by Hank Cathey published on October 19, 2009 3:06 PM.

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