• Question: is there a exception to the rule ' energy cannot be created or destroy'

    Asked by johnathan to Akram, David, Gill, Jack, laurenceharwood on 11 Mar 2012.
    • Photo: Laurence Harwood

      Laurence Harwood answered on 9 Mar 2012:

      Energy can be transformed into mass and mass into energy but that isn’t destruction, simply a change of state.

    • Photo: Jack Snape

      Jack Snape answered on 9 Mar 2012:

      Sorry for the boring answer but, no. People have wasted whole lives trying to find exceptions to that rule! 😉

    • Photo: Gill Menzies

      Gill Menzies answered on 9 Mar 2012:

      Another boring answer – it cannot be created or destroyed, but it does change from one form to another. Two marbles which collide into each other stop having kinetic energy (movement) when they come to rest, but the resulting energy is converted to noise when they clink together, and perhaps a bit of heat as they collide.

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      Akram Alomainy answered on 11 Mar 2012:

      Not sure if you are expecting us to say Yes but unfortunately as physically, mathematically and logically proven it can transfer from one from to form but not created from something we have or destroyed! If I go further we will jumpt into ethical and could be religious debate 🙂