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potential and kinetic energy: snowboarding



earlier this winter me and my dad went some ski resort up in Canada go snowboarding which was actually very fun and unlike most of my other posts there were no unfortunate falls to note. however when snowboarding the lack of nearly any friction makes the transfer of potential energy to kinetic very noticeable. after you reach the top of the hill via lift there is a very high potential energy and since the hill was enormous so was my potential energy. As i travel down the hill i am going faster and faster as my kinetic energy is increasing while my potential decreases. with little friction to slow me down as i travel my speed reaches into what was probably at the same speed as a car traveling in the suburbs not quite highway level speeds


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