Potential-energy Sentence Examples
The pressure is further increased and the potential energy is also increased.
During the quarter swing ending with greatest nodal pressure, the kinetic energy is changed to potential energy manifested in the increase of pressure.
This becomes again kinetic in the second quarter swing, then in the third quarter it is changed to potential energy again, but now manifested in the decrease of pressure.
If we rest on the synthesis here described, the energy of the matter, even the thermal part, appears largely as potential energy of strain in the aether which interacts with the kinetic energy associated with disturbances involving finite velocity of matter.
When work is done against these forces no full equivalent of potential energy may be produced; this applies especially to frictional forces, for if the motion of the system be reversed the forces will be also reversed and will still oppose the motion.
This is the absorption of elaborated compounds from their environment, by whose decomposition the potential energy expended in their construction can be liberated.
Respiration, indeed, is the expression of the liberation of the potential energy of the protoplasm itself.
This function is also called the " thermodynamic potential at constant volume " from the analogy with the condition of minimum potential energy as the criterion of stable equilibrium in statics.
We shall show that if we sum these up for a whole wave the potential energy is equal to the kinetic energy.
This potential energy becomes kinetic when the slag is brought into contact with lime in the presence of water, and causes the formation of a true hydraulic silicate of lime.Advertisement
But a globe of gaseous matter under similar conditions will continually contract in volume, and in so doing transforms potential energy into heat.
Again, if some of the extraneous forces are due to a conservative field of force, the work which they do may be reckoned as a diminution of the potential energy relative to the field as in 13.
If M be the total mass, the potential energy is V=Mgh cos 0, if OZ be drawn vertically upwards.
A necessary and sufficient condition of equilibrium is therefore that the value of the potential energy should be stationary for infinitesimal variations of the co-ordinates.
By comparing this with the expression for the centrifugal force (wap/g), it appears that the actual energy of a revolving body is equal to the potential energy Fp/2 due to the action of the deflecting force along one-half of the radius of curvature of the path of the body.Advertisement
With its sign reversed it is now called the potential energy of the system.
All that we have to observe at present is that, in the cases in which the fluids do not mix of themselves, the potential energy of the system must be greater when the fluids are mixed than when they are separate.
If x denotes the potential energy of unit of mass of the substance, we may treat x as sensibly constant except within a distance e of the bounding surface of the fluid.
If x' is the potential energy of unit of mass of the substance in vapour, then at a distance z from the plane surface of the liquid X = X' - 22 7rp 7rpe e ((zo)) ..
To begin with the potential energy is some 3,000 kcal/mol higher than the 12 angstrom cutoff simulation.Advertisement
The first is to determine values of physically meaningful parameters such as potential energy barriers and the average energy transferred in a collision.
When the stresses acting between the parts of a system depend only on the relative positions of those parts, the sum of the kinetic energy and potential energy of the system is always the same, provided the system be not acted upon by anything outside it.
Results are compared with trajectory calculations on potential energy surfaces.
This current must then be guided out of the cell in order to harness the potential energy created when the sun's energy freed the electrons in the silicon semi-conductor.
The idea behind this type of yoga is to release potential energy that most people in daily life fail to recognize or utilize; for many newcomers, the experience of Kundalini Yoga can be an overwhelming one.Advertisement
Steam Powered Engines - Steam engines successfully power automobiles because of their ability to convert the potential energy in pressure build-up in steam to mechanical force.
Mayer made an assumption the converse of that of Seguin, asserting that the whole of the work done in compressing the air was converted into heat, and neglecting the possibility of heat being consumed in doing work within the air itself or being produced by the transformation of internal potential energy.
If we have a weight capable of falling through a certain distance, we can employ the mutual forces of the system consisting of the earth and weight to do an amount of useful work which is less than the full amount of potential energy possessed by the system only in consequence of the friction of the constraints, so that the limit of availability in this case is determined only by the friction which is unavoidable.
In some cases, as when heat is converted into the kinetic energy of moving machinery or the potential energy of raised weights, there is an ascent of energy from the less available form of heat to the more available form of mechanical energy, but in all cases this is accompanied by the transfer of other heat from a body at a high temperature to one at a lower temperature, thus losing availability to an extent that more than compensates for the rise.
The energy in a train of waves carried forward with the waves is partly strain or potential energy due to change of volume of the air, partly kinetic energy due to the motion of the air as the waves pass.
But v/V =u/U from equation (2) and w =Eu/U from equation (3) Then 2wv/V = ZEu 2 /U 2 = 2 pu t from equation (6) Then in the whole wave the potential energy equals the kinetic energy and the total energy in a complete wave in a column 1 sq.