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

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Hint : Energy is the quantitative property that must be transferred to an object in order to perform work on, or to heat, the object. Energy is a conserved quantity; the law of conservation of energy states that energy can be converted in form, but not created or destroyed.
Muscular energy = kinetic energy + Heat energy.

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When we are riding the bicycle, we use our muscular energy to make the cycle and our body also get warm up
While riding a bicycle, the muscular energy of the rider gets transferred into heat energy and kinetic energy of the bicycle. Heat energy heats the rider’s body. Kinetic energy provides a velocity to the bicycle.
The transformation can be shown as:
Muscular energy = kinetic energy + Heat energy.
During transformation, the total energy remains conserved.

Note
Muscular energy is the conscious movement of energy along the lines of the body, drawing muscle to bone and connecting limbs to joints as the energy moves ever inward to the body's core.
The kinetic energy of an object is the energy that it possesses due to its motion. It is defined as the work needed to accelerate a body of a given mass from rest to its stated velocity.
Heat energy is the result of the movement of tiny particles called atoms, molecules or ions in solids, liquids and gases. Heat energy can be transferred from one object to another. The transfer or flow due to the difference in temperature between the two objects is called heat.