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conservation of mechanical energy


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A law that states that when gravity is the only external force acting on a body, the mechanical energy of the body remains constant. Therefore, when a trampolinist for example, is in flight and the effect of air resistance is small enough to be ignored, the sum of the trampolinist's kinetic energy and potential energy remain constant during ascent and descent.

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