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1. Mechanical energy is the energy possessed by an object due to its motion or its stored energy of position. Mechanical energy can be either kinetic (energy of motion) or potential (energy of position). An object that possesses mechanical energy is able to do work. Mechanical energy is the form involved in the operation of simple machines. 2. Objects that have potential energy do not use their energy until they move. That is why it is called "potential" energy. Potential means that something i…
the capacity of a physical system to do work
a manifestation of energy
kinetic energy
Energy of motion
potential energy
stored energy
thermal energy
energy due to temperature
mechanical energy
energy associated with the motion and position of an object