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Describe at least three of the transformations from one form of energy to another that occur in changing nuclear energy at a power plant to the energy delivered to your home via an electrical wall outlet. Be sure to specify what form of energy is changed to what other form at each step.
Explain how potential energy, kinetic energy, and total mechanical energy change form in a swinging pendulum, and how the speed changes as a pendulum swings back and forth without friction. Include the pendulum at its initial position, when it is moving downward, when it is at its lowest point, and when it is on the rise again.
A 0.200 kg air-track glider moving at 1.20 m/s bumps into a 0.600 kg glider at rest.
Find the total kinetic energy after collision if the collision is elastic.
Find the total kinetic energy after collision if the collision is completely inelastic.
An archer pulls a bowstring back 0.440 m, and the spring constant of the bow is 545 N/m.
Find the amount of work the archer did to draw the bow.
Find the speed an arrow of mass 0.060 kg will have when it is shot from the bow.
Assume no losses from friction