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Date Issued:
2015-04-10
Abstract/Description:
Energy is seen everywhere, and is described scientifically as “the ability to do work”. This definition works well for most, if not all, cases concerning energy and its interaction with everyday lives. Energy is commonly measured as Joules or the Newton Meter, although simple and reasonable I think there is a misconception to the fundamental idea and measurement of energy. One may ask “If Joules is not energy, then what is a Joule and what really is energy?” I describe energy the same as before, the ability to do work, however the measurement of energy is different, and the Joules measurement is similar if not the same, in most if not all cases, where a Joule is taking a bit longer path to arrive to the same destination, while Momentum is the direct path to the same destination. One may wonder, how did I come this conclusion, while in Physics class one day, I was learning about energy and how it is measured, I also learned that when an object’s velocity is doubled its overall energy is quadrupled, this puzzled me as to how this could be, if something doubles and more than double is returned, where did the excess come from, and how could this be proven or even corrected to my view?
Title: The Fundamental description of energy.
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Name(s): Joshua Champion, Presenter
FSCJ, college
Type of Resource: moving image
Genre: Presentation
Issuance: single unit
Date Created: 2015-04-10
Date Issued: 2015-04-10
Publisher: Florida State College at Jacksonville
Place of Publication: Jacksonville, FL
Physical Form: moving image
Extent: 7 minutes
Language(s): English
eng
Abstract/Description: Energy is seen everywhere, and is described scientifically as “the ability to do work”. This definition works well for most, if not all, cases concerning energy and its interaction with everyday lives. Energy is commonly measured as Joules or the Newton Meter, although simple and reasonable I think there is a misconception to the fundamental idea and measurement of energy. One may ask “If Joules is not energy, then what is a Joule and what really is energy?” I describe energy the same as before, the ability to do work, however the measurement of energy is different, and the Joules measurement is similar if not the same, in most if not all cases, where a Joule is taking a bit longer path to arrive to the same destination, while Momentum is the direct path to the same destination. One may wonder, how did I come this conclusion, while in Physics class one day, I was learning about energy and how it is measured, I also learned that when an object’s velocity is doubled its overall energy is quadrupled, this puzzled me as to how this could be, if something doubles and more than double is returned, where did the excess come from, and how could this be proven or even corrected to my view?
Identifier: 2015StudentPresentation06WhatisEnergy (IID), fscj:26727 (fedora)
Note(s): Energy is seen everywhere, and is described scientifically as “the ability to do work”. This definition works well for most, if not all, cases concerning energy and its interaction with everyday lives. Energy is commonly measured as Joules or the Newton Meter, although simple and reasonable I think there is a misconception to the fundamental idea and measurement of energy. One may ask “If Joules is not energy, then what is a Joule and what really is energy?” I describe energy the same as before, the ability to do work, however the measurement of energy is different, and the Joules measurement is similar if not the same, in most if not all cases, where a Joule is taking a bit longer path to arrive to the same destination, while Momentum is the direct path to the same destination. One may wonder, how did I come this conclusion, while in Physics class one day, I was learning about energy and how it is measured, I also learned that when an object’s velocity is doubled its overall energy is quadrupled, this puzzled me as to how this could be, if something doubles and more than double is returned, where did the excess come from, and how could this be proven or even corrected to my view?
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Subject(s): Energy
Joules
Joules measurement
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fscj/fd/2015StudentPresentation06WhatisEnergy
Use and Reproduction: free to use
Host Institution: FSCJ