Hello universe in motion!

Cycling and motion energy: Is city Bi-cycling possible?

  • MOTION energy: what it is? (200 words)
  • Non-renewable and renewable resources available to produce motion energy. (Quick list with icons (color green for renewable, red for non-renewable)
  • How can it be used? Practical applications. Icons (cars, electronic appliances, hospitals, heating systems, cooking, air conditioning, trains, boat, illumination, planes, etc…)
  • Motion energy and transportation (types of transportation. Icons.
  • Motion energy in the cities (the options of transportation we have for moving in cities) Icons
  • The city bike system VS owned bicycles (pros and cons) WORDS: 250 WORDS
  • Energy we use in everyday life. (What do we need energy for?) Icons
  • Motion energy and electrical generators. 200 words.
  • Availability of motion energy generators for consumers. 150
  • Is city Bi-cycle possible? Generating electricity while pedaling and exercising. How much energy can we produce? How much “wall outlet” electric energy can we stop using Bi-cycling? Exercising and motion energy (benefits of exercising) 400 words.


The aesthetic of the guide has not yet been decided. But icons that are familiar to most people will be used, and probably some analogies will also be used, such as the decision tree, the mind map and visual resources like cartoons with vignetting may be considered to communicate some of the ideas.

Isolated Electric City Bike Linear Vector Icon

How to make a bike stationary electrical generator:


The problems of bike generators, why they are inefficient:


‘This hill is tough going.’ – ‘I’d better keep the brake on in case we go backwards.’
Motion energy
When I hear the Word motion my neurons start to move and to interact, making connections caused by the flow of energy formed by chemical reactions that give way to electrical signals that allow the connection and communication among these neurons. So after that fast process (not so fast in my case), the first things that come to my mind are images. Pictures like soccer balls moving through the air, of the cyclist, fast cars, planets, dogs running, baseballs, airplanes, people running, plates falling to the ground, explosions, waves of the sea, animals, cartoons on television, among millions of others that are somehow stored in my mind. Then the neural network in my head starts creating connections and it start raising questions like:How can I define motion and energy? Energy and motion, motion and energy, that’s exactly the relationship between them? Does motion come first, or energy? Hoy is energy created? Why do things move? Which are the forces behind them that cause them to move? Is everything moving? Is everything energy in motion? So then after all these questions and “neural party” The idea is to search for information to try to answer these questions and to look for new ones as well. Also trying to make sense of all the huge amount of information about motion energy. After that, to extract the fundamental ideas so I can understand the most important aspects, and be able to share the findings with others, and somehow look for useful ways to use this information. The field of study that is dedicated to these subjects of motion and energy is called Mechanics. There are other subfields of studies like:
Kinematics (dedicated to the study of motion without regard to forces)
Dynamics: the branch of mechanics that deals with motion and forces.Statics: the study of forces in the absence of changes in motion or energy.Energetics: the field of study that is concerned about how energy changes forms and location during physical processes.So let’s start in a conventional and a bit “boring way”, looking at definitions about motion and energy, as well as some principles associated with both concepts. Then, we will start moving in more interesting directions, and thinking about the practical ideas and challenges that engineer’s often face, like of turning energy into motion and motion into energy. We can also move a little bit and ask people about what energy motion is for them, to learn from them. And maybe at some point, we could also have fun speculating and using our imagination to think about motion and energy in fun and crazy ways that escape the domains of science western rationality. And why not come up with creative silly ideas to convert energy into useful sources of energy, to share with the smart engineers to see how viable are they to be implemented.Definitions and basic principles of motion and energyFrom the Thesaurus online dictionary:“Synonym study

  1. Motion,move, movement refer to change of position in space. Motion denotes change of position, either considered apart from, or as a characteristic of, something that moves; usually the former, in which case it is often a somewhat technical or scientific term: perpetual motion. The chief uses of move are founded upon the idea of moving a piece, in chess or a similar game, for winning the game, and hence the word denotes any change of position, condition, or circumstances for the accomplishment of some end: a shrewd move to win votes.
  2. Movementis always connected with the person or thing moving, and is usually a definite or particular motion: the movements of a dance. 3. bearing, carriage.

As a noun

  1. theprocess of continual change in the physical position of an object; movementlinear motion Relatedadjective: kinetic
  2. a movementor action, esp of part of the human body; a gesture
    1. thecapacity for movement
    2. a mannerof movement, esp walking; gait
  3. a mentalimpulse
  4. a formalproposal to be discussed and voted on in a debate, meeting, etc
  5. lawan application made to a judge or court for an order or ruling necessary to the conduct of legalproceedings
  6. British
    1. theevacuation of the bowels
    2. excrement
    1. partof a moving mechanism
    2. theaction of such a part
  7. musicthe upward or downward course followed by a part or  Parts whose progressions are inthe same direction exhibit similar motion, while two parts whose progressions are in opposite directionsexhibit contrary motionSee also parallel (def. 3)
  8. go throughthe motions
    1. to actor perform the task (of doing something) mechanically or without sincerity
    2. to mimicthe action (of something) by gesture
  9. in motionoperational or functioning (often in the phrases set in motion, set the wheels in motion)
  10. Verb (when tr, may take a clause as object or an infinitive)to signal or direct (a person) by a movementor gesture

As a noun

“1mass noun The action or process of moving or being moved.

‘the laws of planetary motion’

‘a cushioned shoe that doesn’t restrict motion’”

Taken from the online Oxford dictionary:


Energy: “Energy can be defined as the capacity for doing work”

Taken from: https://www.teachengineering.org/about


Some basic principles between energy and motion:


Conservation of energy: A principle stating that the total energy of an isolated system remains constant regardless of changes within the system. Energy can neither be created nor destroyed.

Energy: Energy is the capacity to do work.

Kinetic energy: The energy of motion.

Mechanical energy: Energy that is composed of both potential energy and kinetic energy.

Potential energy: The energy of position, or stored energy.


Taken from: https://www.teachengineering.org/about

Keywords around the idea of motion energy

 Words related to motion

Potential energy work kinetic change power momentum collisions friction elastic inelastic static drag mechanical mass acceleration potential, kinetic, heat/thermal, electrical, light, sound, mechanical, electrical, chemical or nuclear energy flow, transition, translational, rotational, and oscillatory, speed, activity, progress, act, gesture, proposal, proposition.

Words related to energy:

Strength, toughness, power, vitality, stamina, efficiency, intensity, spirit, service, electricity, heat, potential, dynamism, initiative, light, noise, mass, natural resources, fuel, gas, pollution, batteries, sunlight, solar energy, wind, Eolic energy petrol, nuclear energy, atomic energy, waves, wave energy, lightning, biological, ecological, physiological, biological, chemical, photosynthesis, protein folding, healing, weight gain, membrane transport, cellular respiration, signal transduction..


Bibliography and References




Argonne Transportation – Laser Glazing of Rails. September 29, 2003. Argonne National Laboratory, Transportation Technology R&D Center. October 15, 2003. http://www.anl.gov/index.html

Asimov, Isaac. The History of Physics. New York: Walker & Co., 1984.

Jones, Edwin R. and Richard L. Childers. Contemporary College Physics. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., 1993.

Kahan, Peter. Science Explorer: Motion, Forces, and Energy. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2000.

Luehmann, April. Give Me Energy. June 12, 2003. Science and Mathematics Initiative for Learning Enhancement, Illinois Institute of Technology. October 15, 2003. http://www.iit.edu/~smile/ph9407.html

Nave, C.R. HyperPhysics. 2000. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Georgia State University. October 15, 2003. hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/hframe.html

The Atoms Family – The Mummy’s Tomb – Raceways. Miami Museum of Science and Space Transit Planetarium. October 15, 2003. http://www.miamisci.org/af/sln/mummy/raceways.html



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