Law of Conservation of Energy Help

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Law of Conservation of Energy Help
« on: 18/01/2012 01:12:49 »
Need help. Teacher asked us to restate the law of conservation of energy in our own words. I just know the textbook definition. Need answer by Wednesday- Jan 19th 7:00 Eastern time

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Re: Law of Conservation of Energy Help
« Reply #1 on: 18/01/2012 01:23:44 »
No offense but, "your own words" does not mean "the words of someone else on the internet."  The point of that sort of assignment is to see if you understand what the textbook definition means.

Now if you have actual questions about things that confuse you about conservation of energy, specific questions, I think there are a lot of people here who would be willing to answer them, with the goal of helping you learn.

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Re: Law of Conservation of Energy Help
« Reply #2 on: 18/01/2012 01:31:40 »
Hint: Read up on the second law of thermodynamics (if Wikipedia is still on the air)
There ain'ta no sanity clause, and there ain'ta no centrifugal force Šther.

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Re: Law of Conservation of Energy Help
« Reply #3 on: 19/01/2012 00:42:46 »
Hint: Read up on the second law of thermodynamics (if Wikipedia is still on the air)


thank you. aced test

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Re: Law of Conservation of Energy Help
« Reply #4 on: 19/01/2012 02:02:09 »
Need help. Teacher asked us to restate the law of conservation of energy in our own words. I just know the textbook definition. Need answer by Wednesday- Jan 19th 7:00 Eastern time
Read this - http://home.comcast.net/~peter.m.brown/mech/what_is_energy.htm