P2.2 Kinetic Energy

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  • P2.2 Kinetic Energy
    • Work done and Potential energy
      • Work Done (J) = Force (N) X Distance (M)
        • E.g. Pushing a car 50M by applying a force of 20N work done is 1000J. 20 X 50 = 1000
      • Gravitational Potential Energy = Mass X gravity X height
        • On Earth gravity is 10N/Kg
        • A cow weighing 56kg is raised 5.2m. Graavitational Potential Energy = 56 X 10 X 5.2 = 2912J
    • Kinetic Energy
      • Kinetic Energy (J) = ½ X Mass (kg) X Speed² (m/s)
        • A bike that weighs 50 kg travells at 10m/s. It's kinetic energy = ½ X 50 X 10² = 2500J
      • Kinetic energy can be transferred into other types of energy like heat (friction)
        • Kinetic energy lost = other energy gained
    • Forces and Elasticity
      • Force applied = Spring Constant X extension. F= k X e
        • The extension of a stretched spring is directly proportional to the force
      • Any object which returns to its original shape after removing a force is elastic
        • The energy used to change the shapeis stored as elastic potential energy
          • This energy is then converted to kinetic when the force returns to it's original shape
      • There is a maximum force an elastic object can take and still extend proportionally called the limit of proportionality
        • Increasing the force past this point ccauses the material to become permanently stretched
    • Momentum
      • Momentum (kg m/s)= Mass (kg) X Velocity (m/s) (speed)
      • Momentum Before = Momentum After
        • E.g. 2 skaters collide. Ed is 80kg and travelling at 2m/s and Sue is 60kg travelling at 1.5m/s the other way
          • Total momentum before = (80 X 2) + (60 X -1.5) = 70kgm/s
          • Total momentum after = 140kg X speed which must = 70. 140v = 70. V=0.5m/s
    • Car safety
      • Brakes reduce kinetic energy by transferring it to heat and sound energy
        • Regenerative brakes store the kinetic energy from the brakes rather than wasting it
      • If a car crashes a lot of kinetic energy is converted very quickly
        • Crumple zones in the front and back of cars crumple on impact converting kinetic energy as shape changes
          • This increases the impact time decreasing the force produced
        • Side impact barsdirect energy away from passaengers
        • Seatbelts sabsorb some kinetic energy by stretching
        • Air bags slow you down gradually to prevent hitting hard surfaces in the car
    • Key Words
      • Weight-A force due to gravity
      • Energy-Capacity to do work
      • Work-Transfer of energy
      • Power-Amount of energy transferred per second (J / S)
      • Momentum is a property of moving objects


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