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Energy pp 73-104 | Cite as

Mechanical Energy and Electrical Energy

  • Yaşar Demirel
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Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Abstract

This chapter introduces mechanical and electrical energies. Mechanical energy can be broadly classified into potential energy and kinetic energy. Potential energy refers to the energy any object has due to its position in a force field. Kinetic energy is the work required to accelerate an object to a given speed. Mechanical energy due to the pressure of the fluid is known as pressure energy. This chapter discusses various forms of mechanical energy as well as electric energy.

Keywords

Potential Energy Mechanical Energy Gravitational Potential Energy Boundary Work Static Pressure Difference 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Nebraska LincolnLincolnUSA

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