Mechanical-energy meaning

The definition of mechanical energy is power that an object gets from its position and motion.

An example of mechanical energy is the power of a football flying through the air.

An example of mechanical energy is a wrecking ball that is swung backwards away from a building. As the ball is swung backwards using mechanical energy, potential energy is stored. When the ball is swung forwards to wreck the building, this is kinetic energy.

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(physics) The sum of the potential energy and kinetic energy of a body or system.
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