Mechanics Energy : An Introduction

by Anthony Carpi, Ph.D.


Heating It Up!MAST Teacher's Workshop, U. Illinois - Lab experiment comparing energy given off by combustion reactions.

Further Exploration

Energy QuestCalifornia Energy Commission - In depth site on energy and its discovery.

Work, Energy, & PowerT. Henderson, Glenbrook South H.S. - Extensive lessons on energy and work including mathematical relationships.

Energy & the EnvironmentL.R. Radovic, Penn State U. - Extensive online course on Energy and the environment including textbook chapters.


James Prescott Joule

James Prescott Joule


Joule's Paddle Wheel ApparatusScience Museum, U.K. - photograph of Joule's apparatus.

News & Events

Power & LightningKeynote Software Incorporated

How People Get EnergyJohns Hopkins Medical

Current Science NewsNews from around the world of science.


Google ScholarGoogle - Research database allows searching of the scholarly literature.


Joule's Paddle WheelMuseum of Sci. & Ind., Manchester - Movie and Interactive experiment recreates Joule's original work.

Laws of Thermodynamics:
1. You cannot win.
2. You cannot break even.
3. You cannot stop playing the game.
- Anonymous

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