# Question: How conservation of mechanical energy takes place in throwing a basketball?

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Initially, the ball has a lot of kinetic energy, because you’ve given it a pretty large upward velocity. In this case, the total energy is conserved because it doesn’t change. However, as the ball moves upward, it slows down as its initial kinetic energy is transformed into potential energy.

## How conservation of mechanical energy occurs in throwing a basketball?

The conservation of mechanical energy takes place in throwing a basketball from potential mechanical energy with the help of the gravitational potential energy to kinetic mechanical energy when it is thrown. When a basketball bounces, it has two different types of energy: kinetic energy and potential energy.

## How is energy conserved when you throw a ball and catch it?

Explain how energy is conserved when you throw a ball into the air then catch it? When it is in your hand you have potential energy, then when you throw it you use mechanical, it has kinetic in the air, then slowly changes to potential in the air, then all the way potential energy in your hand.

## Is throwing a ball mechanical energy?

A thrown baseball has mechanical energy as a result of both its motion (kinetic energy) and its position above the ground (gravitational potential energy). Any object that has mechanical energy can do work on another object.

## What are 5 examples of energy transfer?

Energy transfers

• A swinging pirate ship ride at a theme park. Kinetic energy is transferred into gravitational potential energy.
• A boat being accelerated by the force of the engine. The boat pushes through the water as chemical energy is transferred into kinetic energy.
• Bringing water to the boil in an electric kettle.

## What is the highest potential energy in projectile?

The potential energy of a projectile at its maximum height is equal to its kinetic energy there.

## What factors affect the energy of the ball?

Gravitational Potential Energy is determined by three factors: mass, gravity, and height.

## What adds more kinetic energy?

If you double the mass of an object, you double the kinetic energy. If you double the speed of an object, the kinetic energy increases by four times.

## Why do balls eventually stop bouncing?

If you drop the basketball, the force of gravity pulls it down, and as the ball falls, its potential energy is converted to kinetic energy. … This is because the basketball had an inelastic collision with the ground. After a few bounces, it stops bouncing completely.

## Where does a bouncing balls energy go?

As the ball falls, that energy is converted to kinetic energy. When the ball collides with the floor, some of this kinetic energy is transferred to the floor and converted to thermal energy (friction) and elastic potential energy (ball deformation.) 