II. IN our first article it was shown that energy, or the power of doing work, is of two kinds, namely, energy due to actual motion, and that due to position. We ended by supposing that a stone shot vertically upwards had been caught at the summit of its flight and lodged on the top of a house; and this gave rise to the question, What has become of the energy of the stone? To answer this we must learn to regard energy, not as a quality, but rather as a thing.
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STEWART, B. What is Energy?. Nature 2, 78–80 (1870). https://doi.org/10.1038/002078a0