Culture and Society

How is energy distributed during a pole vault?
Answered by Discovery Channel
  • Discovery Channel

    Discovery Channel

  1. As a pole vaulter runs toward the bar, he accumulates kinetic energy. When he plants his vaulting pole in the ground, he trades his kinetic energy for potential energy. However even a pole vaulter with good technique will lose some energy in the process. As the pole bends, his kinetic energy is transferred to the vaulting pole. Then he uses the potential energy to lift himself over the bar. The potential energy is depleted once he lands.

    More answers from Discovery Channel »



Still Curious?
  • What led to the development of radio shows?


    Answered by Science Channel

  • Why was Sam Sheppard tried for murder?


    Answered by Discovery Channel

  • How has economic development changed in the U.S.?


    Answered by Dr. Calvin O. Butts III

Advertisement

What are you curious about?

Image Gallery