Which of the following is an example of potential energy? (a) chewing food (b) water stored in a...

Question:

Which of the following is an example of potential energy?

(a) chewing food

(b) water stored in a reservoir

(c) burning wood

(d) riding an exercise bike.

Potential energy:


A body at rest, has some energy stored on virtue of its position. This energy of the body due to its position is known as potential energy of the body. Potential energy changes to kinetic energy when the body starts moving.


Answer and Explanation:

Become a Study.com member to unlock this answer! Create your account

View this answer


The example of potential energy is (b) water stored in a reservoir. This can be explained by the fact that when water is stored at a height, it...

See full answer below.


Learn more about this topic:

Loading...
Gravitational Pull of the Earth: Definition & Overview

from

Chapter 15 / Lesson 17
30K

Earth's gravitational pull is often misunderstood, but without it, life on Earth would be impossible. In this lesson, we'll define the gravitational pull and give some examples of how it is used. A quiz is provided to test your understanding.


Related to this Question

Explore our homework questions and answers library