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A freely falling object eventually stops on reaching the ground. What happens to its kinetic energy?

A freely falling object eventually stops on reaching the ground. What happens to its kinetic energy?

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Harshit Singh
askIITians Faculty 5963 Points
2 years ago
Dear Student

When a body is freely falling the energy remains conserved. Potential energy is transformed into kinetic energy. But when the by reaches the ground, its velocity, (v = 0) becomes zero. Hence the kinetic energy is also zero.

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