Convertion of Energy

Can mechanical energy be directly converted into electrical energy? Explain

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  • Jun 3rd, 2016

The definition of Mechanical Energy is the sum of potential energy and kinetic energy.

Even though I;m not 100% sure on this answer I believe it is correct. The part I'm unsure about is the potential energy.

Kinetic energy can be directly converted into Electrical Energy as the electrons flowing through an electric wire have Kinetic Energy which is converted into Electrical Energy.

I also believe the electrons could have Potential Energy such as Gravitational Potential Energy if the wire is above ground level. Even though a mass of an electron is very small they do have a mass meaning they would encounter a gravitation field meaning they would contain a potential energy. This potential energy could also be converted to Electrical Energy in the wire.

Overall I believe Mechanical Energy can be directly converted to Electrical Energy however as always some energy would be transferred to un-useful forms such as heat so not all of the energy would be converted but a very high percentage.

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  • Jun 11th, 2016

No, because withoit using magnetic domine its not possible to convert mechanical energy to electrical energy or electrical energy to mechanical energy, keep remember that without Magnetic fields these energy conversations are impossible till now...

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Edwin Rodrigues

  • Aug 3rd, 2016

Mechanical energy can be converted directly into electrical energy. Examples such as static electricity due to different material. Lightening.

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