Work-Energy Theorem: Definition and Application


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Which best describes the work-energy theorem?

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1. Why is potential energy called stored energy?

2. Which of the following is NOT true about the work-energy theorem?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When you apply the brakes in your car to slow it down, you are applying the work-energy theorem. Assess your understanding of this theorem with this quiz/worksheet combo. The quiz questions will test you on matters such as why it takes more work to stop a fast car than a slow one.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Definition of the work-energy theorem
  • Why potential energy is called stored energy
  • What does not constitute a change in energy

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow students to test the knowledge they gained from the lesson by using the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the work-energy theorem and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding potential energy
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about changes in energy

Additional Learning

To learn more about the work-energy theorem, review the accompanying lesson Work-Energy Theorem: Definition and Application. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define kinetic energy
  • Identify the equation in calculating work
  • Learn about how energy can increase or decrease