# Question #f3570

##### 1 Answer

Aug 10, 2015

**Dependent on amplitude** and

**Conserved**

#### Explanation:

Mechanical energy is the **sum** of Kinetic energy and Potential energy.

Imagine an object moving in a circle with constant angular velocity,

Let displacement,

The kinetic energy,

Maximum kinetic energy will be accompanied by zero potential energy:

Therefore,

and since

From the equation above, I conclude that mechanical energy is:

- Dependent on amplitude
- Dependent on mass
- Conserved (
#E_o# is just a multiplication of constants as derived above)