Pages in this set

Page 1

Preview of page 1
Unit 1.3 ­ Momentum and Energy

There are eight main types of energy. They are:

Gravitational Potential Energy
Elastic Potential

Energy transformation

Consider you are in a car moving along a road. You cut the engine and then go up and over a hill.…

Page 2

Preview of page 2
As it climbs the hill, the kinetic energy is transformed into gravitational potential energy.

As it comes back down the other side, the gravitational potential energy turns back into kinetic

Finally, the kinetic energy becomes heat energy as the brakes are applied to stop the car.

Work done

Page 3

Preview of page 3

Ep = Gravitational potential energy in Joules (J)

Mg = mass in kilograms (kg) {remember, w = mg}

H = height in metres (m)

Kinetic Energy
This is the energy that all moving objects have. The amount of kinetic energy that an object has
depends on its mass &…

Page 4

Preview of page 4

P = Power in watts (w)

E = Energy in joules (J)

Ew = Work done in joules (J)

T = time in seconds (s)

The modern unit for power is the Watt (named after the Scottish scientist James Watt). Back in the
days when horses were used to…


No comments have yet been made

Similar Physics resources:

See all Physics resources »