Mission WE7: Mechanical Energy Conservation

Mission WE7 pertains to situations in which the mechanical energy of an object is conserved. You should understand the conditions under which mechanical energy is and is not conserved and apply conservation principles to such situations. The mission consists of 32 questions organized into 8 Question Groups. You must answer one question from each Question Group to complete the mission. The learning outcomes for this mission are ...

Learning Outcomes

  • The student should be able to identify the basic principles of and the conditions required for mechanical energy conservation.
  • The student should be able to apply the principles of mechanical energy conservation to a variety of physical situations.


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Getting Help

If you are not familiar with this topic, then you should first learn about the topic using our written Tutorial or our Video Tutorial:

The Physics Classroom - Work, Energy and Power Unit, Lesson 2, Part b


Video Tutorials:

Mechanical Energy Conservation



Question-Specific Help

Each Question Group has its own Help page with information specific to the question. You can access the Help page from within the mission by tapping on the Help Me! icon (textbook). For your convenience, links to those pages are provided below: