Table of Contents

- 1 At what point is kinetic energy the greatest?
- 2 At what position is the pendulum bob moving with the greatest velocity What is the potential energy at this point?
- 3 Which has least kinetic energy?
- 4 What stops a pendulum from swinging?
- 5 Where does the energy in a pendulum go?
- 6 When a pendulum swings at which point is potential energy highest?
- 7 When does a pendulum reach its lowest point?
- 8 When does a pendulum lose speed it loses kinetic energy?

## At what point is kinetic energy the greatest?

Kinetic energy is energy an object has because of its motion and is equal to one-half multiplied by the mass of an object multiplied by its velocity squared (KE = 1/2 mv2). Kinetic energy is greatest at the lowest point of a roller coaster and least at the highest point.

**At what position of the pendulum is the potential energy maximum What is the kinetic energy at this point?**

As the pendulum falls to its lowest point, its potential energy is converted into kinetic energy. This is because as the pendulum falls to its lowest point, it speeds up more and more. Thus, at its lowest point, the pendulum has its kinetic energy at a maximum.

### At what position is the pendulum bob moving with the greatest velocity What is the potential energy at this point?

Gravitational potential energy will be at its minimum when the bob is at the lowest point, meaning that kinetic energy will be at its maximum, resuting in the bob moving fastest at this point.

**At what point in the pendulum is the kinetic energy zero?**

When the bob is either at its far right or far left positions, the bob is momentarily at rest and therefore its kinetic energy equals zero.

## Which has least kinetic energy?

Solid particles

Solid particles have the least amount of energy, and gas particles have the greatest amount of energy.

**Which example has the most kinetic energy?**

Examples of Kinetic Energy:

- An airplane has a large amount of kinetic energy in flight due to its large mass and fast velocity.
- A baseball thrown by a pitcher, although having a small mass, can have a large amount of kinetic energy due to its fast velocity.

### What stops a pendulum from swinging?

A pendulum stops oscillating because it loses energy when it is converted into heat. Even without air friction, the friction which exists with the point around which the pendulum rotates causes the system to lose kinetic energy and eventually stop.

**When a pendulum swings at which point is potential and kinetic energy equal?**

So potential energy would be highest when the pendulum is at its highest point on either side of its motion where it is stationary for an instant. This is the point where all kinetic energy has been converted to potential energy ( Ek=0 since v=0 ).

## Where does the energy in a pendulum go?

Once the weighted end of the pendulum is released, it will become active as gravity pulls it downward. Potential energy is converted to kinetic energy, which is the energy exerted by a moving object. An active pendulum has the most kinetic energy at the lowest point of its swing when the weight is moving fastest.

**What happens to the kinetic energy of a pendulum?**

Since the mass of the pendulum bob won’t change, the only way for kinetic energy to change is for the speed of the pendulum to change. Kinetic energy is highest when the velocity is the highest. This occurs at the bottom of the pendulum.

### When a pendulum swings at which point is potential energy highest?

When the pendulum makes its swinging motion, there are two energies: kinetic (the enery of motion) and gravitational. When the pendulum is at the top of its swing, it stops moving (has no speed) and therefore it has no kinetic energy. At the top of its swing, it has its maximum gravitational energy.

**Where is the greatest kinetic energy on a pendulum?**

On a pendulum, the greatest potential energy is at the highest point of the swing on either side, and the greatest kinetic energy is at the bottom of the swing. On a roller coaster, the greatest potential energy is at the top of a hill, and the greatest kinetic energy is at the bottom of the hill.

## When does a pendulum reach its lowest point?

When the pendulum reaches the very bottom of the swing, it is at its lowest point and greatest speed. This means that the pendulum has zero potential energy (with respect to its rest position) and maximum kinetic energy. This pattern continues for the rest of the swings.

**Why is a pendulum motionless for a fraction of a second?**

When a pendulum is the farthest up in its swing, it is at its maximum height which gives it maximum potential energy. At this same point in the swing, the pendulum is motionless for a fraction of a second because it is changing direction.

### When does a pendulum lose speed it loses kinetic energy?

After the pendulum changes direction and begins swinging again, it is losing height, but gaining speed. This also means that the pendulum is losing potential energy, but gaining kinetic energy. When the pendulum reaches the very bottom of the swing, it is at its lowest point and greatest speed.