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What are the various energy transformations that occur when you are riding a bicycle?

Answer :

The chemical energy of the food changes into heat and then to muscular energy.

On paddling, the muscular energy is converted into kinetic energy of the pedal.

The kinetic energy of pedal is converted into kinetic energy of the bicycle.

The kinetic energy of cycle is converted to kinetic energy of the cyclist.

The mechanical energy is sum of potential energy and kinetic energy ,since potential energy is zero.

Thus ,we can say that the muscular energy of the cyclist is directly converted to the mechanical energy of the cyclist. 

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