In which category do potential and kinetic energy fall?
(a) Mechanical energy
(b) Electrical energy
(c) magnetic energy
(d) Usual energy
The question was posed to me during an internship interview.
Question is from Introduction to Work, Energy and Power in division Work, Energy and Power of Physics – Class 11
Select the correct answer from above options
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Correct option is (a) Mechanical energy
Best explanation: Mechanical energy is composed of potential and kinetic energy. Potential energy is due to the position of the body. Kinetic energy is due to the motion of the body. Both when combined represent the total mechanical energy of the body.