At which position does this rolling ball have the most potential energy?
Where does a ball rolling down a hill have the most kinetic energy?
As you begin to descend, your potential energy decreases until it’s all gone at the bottom of the hill. At the bottom of the first hill, your kinetic energy is at its highest point.
Why does a ball have the most potential energy at the top of a ramp?
1. At the top of the ramp, the ball has a large amount of potential energy. Its potential energy is at a maximum because at the top of the ramp, the ball is as far as possible from the reference point. The ball has no kinetic energy because it is at rest.
When you roll a ball down a hill what happens to its potential and kinetic energy?
As the mass moves down the plane, that energy changes from potential to kinetic, K1/2mv^2, and a small portion is lost in friction being converted to thermal energy.