Yuliya asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 1 decade ago

# what form of energy does an object create when it vibrates?

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• 1 decade ago

It's called constructive energy.

Basically it's energy that I have saved since the object has vibrated enough to please her for at least a few hours. I will be able to transfer this energy into constructive matters such as painting the house, writing a novel, or running a marathon.

To maintain positive constructive energy, you must provide her with an adequate supply of batteries and continuous daytime soap operas.

Source(s): The Mickey Nation School of Thought
• 1 decade ago

As most everyone has pointed out...energy is neither created nor destroyed...it is only converted from one form to another. So, depending on how you got that "object" to vibrate, you converted one form of energy into at least one other form of energy...the kinetic energy of vibration.

But, in real life, you will likely have converted your impetus energy (whatever it was) into multiple forms of energy over and above vibration. For example, sound is a form of kinetic energy wherein the surrounding gases (e.g., air) are set to vibrating by the vibrating object. Thus we have, for example, the tuning fork.

If your vibrating object is a circuit interruptor, those vibrations can be converted into pulsed electrical current that can be augmented or diminished through transformers. Thus, the kinetic energy has been converted into electrical energy.

If your vibrating object is an electrical toothbrush and you dip it running into a glass of water, the vibrating energy is converted into hydrodynamic energy, something like we find in a waterfall. I won't go on, but I suspect you get the picture. We don't create energy, but we can and often do convert it into some other, more useful, form of energy.

By the way, each energy conversion comes with a price. Because of inefficienies, we never get back all the energy we put into conversion. Lots of that loss is due to heat, which is a thermal energy.

Good question.

Source(s): Physics and engineering degrees.
• 1 decade ago

I'm not a physics major, so there could be better answers

first, energy can't be created... but if you change the working to 'what form of energy does an object release when it vibrates', then the answer will be 'kinetic energy'

• 1 decade ago

I think the best answer here would be vibrational kinetic energy, although the object doesn't "create" this so much as the object "has" this. We usually think of kinetic energy as an object traveling somewhere (translational kinetic energy), but a better definition would be that kinetic energy is the energy of motion. This lets us say that objects can also rotational kinetic energy and "flexible" kinetic energy (more of a molecular term).