The potential energy of a freely falling object decreases progressively. Does this violate the law of conservation of energy? Why?


Answer :

No, the method doesn’t violate the law of conservation of energy. This is because once the body falls from a height, then its mechanical energy changes into kinetic energy increasingly. A decrease within the mechanical energy is capable a rise in the kinetic energy of the body. Throughout the method, total energy of the body remains conserved. Therefore, the law of conservation of energy isn’t desecrated.

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