• Question: what 3 things does the amount of energy stored depend on ?

    Asked by i love science to Andy, Chris, Harriet, Jess, Nikki on 17 Mar 2016.
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      Christopher Blanford answered on 17 Mar 2016:

      Hi i love having others do my science homework 😉

      It depends on how you’re storing the energy.

      You can store energy in a battery or fuel (chemical energy in bonds), water behind a dam (gravitational energy), in moving fluids like wind or water (kinetic energy), or in the energy between sub-atomic particles (nuclear energy).

      So, not enough information for me to help with your coursework.


    • Photo: Harriet Reid

      Harriet Reid answered on 17 Mar 2016:

      It depends on what your storing and how!

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      andy chapman answered on 17 Mar 2016:

      Yep. agree with the others. What is the system? If its a spring i depends on on the material (the force constant for the material that the spring is made from) and if its is elastic or inelastic and the amount by which you have extended your spring (the displacement) – Hooke’s Law. But that is just for a spring. If its for a reservoir water turbine, it depends how high your mountain is and how big your reservoir is on the top of it.