# When the total work is zero What happens to the kinetic energy?

Table of Contents

- 1 When the total work is zero What happens to the kinetic energy?
- 2 How the work done is equal to the change in the kinetic energy of an object?
- 3 Why is Net work zero?
- 4 What is the work zero?
- 5 How do you find the change in kinetic energy of a collision?
- 6 How do you calculate change in kinetic energy?
- 7 Is the total work done equal to the change in kinetic energy?
- 8 What is the change in kinetic energy of an object at rest?
- 9 What does the work-energy theorem say about gravity?

## When the total work is zero What happens to the kinetic energy?

Work done on the body when we lift it and put it on the table is zero, because according to work energy theorem, change in kinetic energy of the body is zero. So, the net work done is zero. Fine, but now the object has mgh (where m=mass of body; h=height of body) amount of potential energy stored in it.

## How the work done is equal to the change in the kinetic energy of an object?

Equations. The net work on an object is equal to the object’s final kinetic energy minus the initial kinetic energy.

**Is work equal to the change in kinetic energy?**

The work-energy theorem explains the idea that the net work – the total work done by all the forces combined – done on an object is equal to the change in the kinetic energy of the object.

### Why is Net work zero?

The net work is zero because there is no increase or decrease in kinetic energy: the crate is moving at a constant velocity.

### What is the work zero?

Zero work is done when the displacement of a body is zero or perpendicular (θ=900,cosθ=0) to the direction of force applied, then work done is zero. For example, if a person tries to push a wall, he is applying force yet the wall does not move, so the displacement of the wall is zero, and hence work done is zero.

**How do you solve for change in kinetic energy?**

In classical mechanics, kinetic energy (KE) is equal to half of an object’s mass (1/2*m) multiplied by the velocity squared. For example, if a an object with a mass of 10 kg (m = 10 kg) is moving at a velocity of 5 meters per second (v = 5 m/s), the kinetic energy is equal to 125 Joules, or (1/2 * 10 kg) * 5 m/s2.

#### How do you find the change in kinetic energy of a collision?

Initial kinetic energy KE = 1/2 m1v12 + 1/2 m2v22 = joules. The following calculation expects you to enter a final velocity for mass m1 and then it calculates the final velocity of the other mass required to conserve momentum and calculates the kinetic energy either gained or lost to make possible such a collision.

#### How do you calculate change in kinetic energy?

**What is change in energy equal to?**

The change in the kinetic energy of an object is equal to the net work done on the object. This fact is referred to as the Work-Energy Principle and is often a very useful tool in mechanics problem solving. It is in fact a specific application of conservation of energy.

## Is the total work done equal to the change in kinetic energy?

It is just true that the total work done on an object is equal to its change in kinetic energy. This is not saying that the only thing work can do is change kinetic energy. To bring it closer to home, in general we can split the total work done into the work done by conservative and non-conservative forces. But, as discussed above, W c = − Δ U.

## What is the change in kinetic energy of an object at rest?

Since it starts at rest and ends at rest its change in kinetic energy is zero. According to the work energy theorem the net work done on the object has to be zero. This doesn’t mean no work was done, just that the net work done is zero. Here’s why.

**What is kinetic energy?**

Essentially kinetic energy is the energy used for motion. When things move, they can do work. As things move, they do work. that is what the above demonstrates ( W = ΔKE ).

### What does the work-energy theorem say about gravity?

What the work-energy theorem does say is a change in kinetic energy of an object can only occur when net work is done on the object. Alternatively, the net work done an object will only result in a change in kinetic energy of the object. These statements can be illustrated in the following scenarios involving gravity.