Learn About Mechanical Energy
man are two words that blend well together. When a man
moves, there is entirely mechanical
energy that is being
produced there. This kind of energy
is the sum of all the energy
produced in a mechanical system.
There are two essential component energy of mechanical energy and these are the Kinetic and the potential energy. These energies are synergistic to each other because one starts the other one.
is said to be the energy produced when one is in motion or when one
completely moves. Kinetic energy can be best manifested
in all activities of daily living such as household
chores and daily routines. Of course, kinetic energy is
best produced in high adrenalin activities such as
competitive sports, dancing and the likes.
On the other hand, Potential energy is said to be energy at rest. It is the energy of an object that depends upon the position of the object. This form of energy cannot help itself; it cannot cause movement on its own and therefore it has to be converted into another form of energy for it to be fully used.
example for a potential energy is a suspending ball. The
ball does not have an energy of its own, however when a
person actually pushes that ball, its large amount of
potential energy is being released as a kinetic energy
when it bounces up and down from the point of
Because it is complex to measure the mechanical energy of each molecule composing every living and non living thing, experts have designed ways to measure the energy better. Objects or things are considered as a whole instead of individual parts when measuring their mechanical energy potential.
and calculation in this type of energy need not to be
complex and needs to be simplified when being taught in
basic education classes.
While it is difficult to distinguish one form of energy from the other, it is quite simple to differentiate mechanical energy from the rest because it only concerns kinetic energy and potential energy or the energy at rest. These two are the only essentials when we want to understand the basics of all these energy.
energy is best exemplified
in our day to day activities. When we walk and we halt
walking, when we carry objects and allow them to roll.
When we do work, we actually practice the use of
mechanical energy. Thus, the
energy is an important
form of energy in order for humans to attain homeostasis
We all need to move and therefore we all need to experience mechanical energies in our lives. Farmers, fishermen, construction workers, those who work with levers, pulleys are the ones who see the works of the energy every day.
does not necessarily need to study the entirety of mechanical energy to
understand. We just need to observe the activities of
our daily lives and realize that we have an
exemplification of mechanical
energy right before our