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# Eamon Barkhordarian 1/2/12 Hickok APB Physics The Energy Sk8 Park Lab 1.

The skater is at the top when the kinetic energy is the lowest. 2. The skaters velocity is the greatest when his kinetic energy is the greatest. The skaters velocity is zero when the kinetic energy is zero 3. There is a direct correlation between velocity and kinetic energy, so yes, kinetic energy depends on velocity. K = 1/2mv2, Where K is kinetic energy, m is mass (kilograms), and v is velocity (meters per second). Because the mass is constant, if the velocity is increased, the kinetic energy must also increase. 4. The highest point is when the skater has the most potential energy and the lowest point is when the potential energy is the least. There is a direct relationship. 5. His velocity is zero when the gravitational potential energy is the highest. The velocity is greatest when his gravitational potential energy is the lowest. 6. Yes, the skater stops at the same height at the opposite side of the track. The potential energy remains the same on both sides. 7. No, the steepness doesn't affect the height of the skater. Potential energy stays the same, so he is the same height off the ground. 8. A) The green bar is showing the kinetic energy B) The blue bar is showing potential energy C) The yellow bar is showing total energy 9. There is less energy (potential, kinetic, and total energy) with less mass. They are directly related. K = 1/2mv2, Where K is kinetic energy, m is mass (kilograms), and v is velocity (meters per second). 10. A) At the skaters highest point, the potential and total energy decrease. B) If you move the track, the potential and total energy increase. 11. A) At the skaters lowest point, the potential and total energy increase because the gravitational field strength is stronger there. B) At the skaters highest point, the potential and total energy increase even more since the skater is higher up. 12. A) At his lowest point, he flies off because the gravitational field strength is a lot weaker. B) At the highest point, both the total energy and the potential energy decrease because of the weaker gravitational field strength. 13. The gravitational field strength doesnt depend on velocity. It can be calculated using the planet's mass and its radius.