Energy Stores Examples
Example: An Object Projected Upwards
Let's take the starting point as when the arrow is released and the end point as the highest point the arrow reaches.
Example: A Moving Object Hitting an Obstacle
Don't worry - the rifle isn't real! These are the energy transfers for a bullet hitting a target.
Example: An Object Accelerated by a Constant Force
This example shows a standard lab trolley accelerated by a falling weight - often one of the practical experiments you will carry out for GCSE.
Example: A Vehicle Slowing Down
In this example the vehicle is a bicycle, although the same principles apply for cars and lorries.
Example: A Kettle Heating up Water
This is a kettle plugged into the mains electricity supply. An alternative would be a kettle heated on a gas stove, where the starting point is the chemical energy store of the fuel.
Example: A Balloon Bursting
An inflated balloon is burst, describe the energy stores and transfers that take place.
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