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What is the application of gravitational potential energy?

Climbing stairs and lifting objects is work in both the scientific and everyday sense—it is work done against the gravitational force. When there is work, there is a transformation of energy. The work done against the gravitational force goes into an important form of stored energy that we will explore in this section.

In which situation is elastic potential energy present?

The more an elastic band stretches, the more elastic potential energy exists. Elastic energy is energy stored in objects when they are under temporary strain, such as being stretched or squashed. The energy is released when the object returns to its original shape.

What are some examples of elastic energy?

Many objects are designed specifically to store elastic potential energy, for example:

  • The coil spring of a wind-up clock.
  • An archer’s stretched bow.
  • A bent diving board, just before a divers jump.
  • The twisted rubber band which powers a toy airplane.
  • A bouncy ball, compressed at the moment it bounces off a brick wall.

Are all springs rubber bands the same What makes them different?

1 Answer. The main reason for the difference is that you are deforming the rubber band more than the spring. In fact you are deforming the rubber band much, much more than the spring. When you stretch the spring you are not stretching the metal wire that it is made from.

Which is more elastic spring or rubber band?

A spring is more elastic to rubber band meaning it has a great resistance to deformation.

What does higher spring constant imply?

A higher spring constant means a stiffer spring that’s harder to stretch (because for a given displacement, ​x​, the resulting force ​F​ will be higher), while a looser spring that’s easier to stretch will have a lower spring constant.

Does mass affect spring constant?

Since the mass factors into both the cause of changing motion and the resistance to changing motion, it cancels out. For a mass-spring system, the mass still affects the inertia, but it does not cause the force. The spring (and its spring constant) is fully responsible for force.

How does mass on spring affect period?

The period will increase as the mass increases. More mass-with the same spring-will mean a larger period. A stronger spring-with a larger value of k-will move the same mass more quickly for a smaller period. As the spring constant k increases, the period decreases.

Does period depend on mass?

The period of a pendulum does not depend on the mass of the ball, but only on the length of the string. With the assumption of small angles, the frequency and period of the pendulum are independent of the initial angular displacement amplitude. A pendulum will have the same period regardless of its initial angle.

Does mass affect frequency?

As the mass of a vibrating body increases, its frequency decreases, but as the tension increases the frequency also increases.

Does mass affect simple harmonic motion?

In fact, the mass m and the force constant k are the only factors that affect the period and frequency of simple harmonic motion.