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# Where does the energy from a pendulum go?

## Where does the energy from 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.

### Which energy is wasted in the the movement of the pendulum?

The pendulum loses energy to wind resistance, friction between the tube and the string, and internal friction within the bending string.

What happens to the energy loss by the pendulum?

With each swing of the pendulum there is a little bit of energy lost due to friction in the rope. This loss of energy will dampen each swing, causing the maximum height of swing to go down each time. This is a great way to test yourself to see if you trust in the laws of physics.

When energy is moved it is called?

Kinetic and Potential Energy: Energy stored in an object due to its position is Potential Energy. · Energy that a moving object has due to its motion is Kinetic Energy.

## What are two ways you could increase the energy of the pendulum?

Increasing the length of the pendulum’s string and increasing the angle of displacement both increase the distance the pendulum must travel in a single period, increasing its potential energy at its maximum height, and therefore the maximum velocity at its lowest point.

### Where is energy lost?

When energy is transformed from one form to another, or moved from one place to another, or from one system to another there is energy loss. This means that when energy is converted to a different form, some of the input energy is turned into a highly disordered form of energy, like heat.

Why does a pendulum eventually stop swinging?

A pendulum is an object hung from a fixed point that swings back and forth under the action of gravity. The swing continues moving back and forth without any extra outside help until friction (between the air and the swing and between the chains and the attachment points) slows it down and eventually stops it.