|MadSci Network: Physics|
Energy is always conserved. In springs and rubber bands, the amount of stretch or compression results in the elastic potential energy. First, the force applied is proportional to the compression or stetch. i.e F=Kx, which results in a linear graph, which in turn stops to be linear when the stretch deforms the spring. Therefore, the elastic potential enegry is the area underneath the graph (i.e E= 1/2 X^2 K). My question is, where and how do we use the concepts of elastic potential energy in everyday applications. Also, are the concepts of elastic potential energy used in any different field of study (especially in science?) I am asking because i have a presentation, and i would like having some valid sources to go by when presenting. If it is possible to help, i would appreciate it. Thanks, Rami
Re: Applications of Elastic Potential Energy
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