Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 6 - Work and Energy - Questions: 13


Most of the gravitational potential energy of the water is converted into the kinetic energy of the falling water as it speeds up. Some is dissipated as sound and heat. At the bottom, the falling water does work on the pool water, splashing it around (ultimately transforming the KE into heat and sound).

Work Step by Step

Consider the transfer of energy types, from potential to kinetic, in a falling object.
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