Work-Energy Equation combines Kinetic Energy and Potential Energy of a mechanical objectto formulate the equation as,

T_{1} + V_{g1} + V_{e1} + U_{1– 2} = T_{2} + V_{g2} + V_{e2}

Or,

U_{1– 2} = (T + V_{g} + V_{e}) = E

Where,

E = Total Mechanical Energy

Consider the value of E is constant, in such case the value of change in E will be zero such that the change in work done becomes equal to zero.

i.e.,

U_{1– 2} = 0

**Note:**

The above equation can also be defined for law of conversation of dynamic energy as the value of E is constant.

**Example 6.1:**

An inclined block of steel is making an angle of 30^{0} with the horizontal as shown in figure below. The weight of the steel block is 8000 N. If an external force is applied to pull the block up to 500mm on the smooth plane, then calculate the work done.

**Solution:**

**Given Data:**

Component of Normal Reaction, N = 8000 cos30^{0}

Component of Force, P = 8000 sin30^{0}

^{ } = 8000 x ½ (sin30^{0} = ½)

= 4000

Hence,

Work done = P x 500/ 1000

= 4000/ 2

= 2000 J

**Links of Previous Main Topic:-**

- Position vector velocity and acceleration
- Plane kinematics of rigid bodies introduction
- Combined motion of translation and rotation
- Rectilinear motion in kinetics of particles
- Work and energy
- Kinetic energy
- Power
- Efficiency
- Potential energy

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