# what is the equation for mechanical energy E = Ek + Ep

• ### What is mechanical energy in physics?

• Mechanical energy can also be defined as the energy of an element due to its position or motion or both. The potential energy of an object is due to its position and kinetic energy is due to its motion. The potential energy of an object is zero when it is in the movement and kinetic energy is zero when the object is in rest.

• ### What is the formula of potential energy and mechanical energy?

• The potential energy of an object is zero when it is in the movement and kinetic energy is zero when the object is in rest. The formula of mechanical energy is M.E = K. E + P.E M.E = mv2 + mgh

• ### How do you find the total mechanical energy?

• The Total Mechanical Energy. As already mentioned, the mechanical energy of an object can be the result of its motion (i.e., kinetic energy) and/or the result of its stored energy of position (i.e., potential energy). The total amount of mechanical energy is merely the sum of the potential energy and the kinetic energy.

• ### What is the formula for emech?

• Emech = U + K. Stored mechanical energy exists in one of two forms: kinetic or potential. Thermal Engineering In physics, mechanical energy (E mech) is the energy associated with the motion and position of an object usually in some force field (e.g. gravitational field).