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Energy conservation HTML5

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Summary

The total energy Em=Ek+Ep remains constant. It is shared between potential energy and kinetic energy in accordance with the energy conservation laws.

Click and drag the moving mass to set new initial conditions.

Learning goals

  • To illustrate the link between energy and motion.
  • To understand how potential energy transforms into kinetic energy while conserving the total amount of energy.

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