# Elementary questions about where energy is stored in solids

I have the following question, I have no relation to the study of Physics in any way, but the question has been teasing me for some time. Please accept my poor physical terminology. Here we go...

When a solid ball is thrown in a given angle with sufficient force, that ball will move in a some path. The ball will move until the energy passed to it is no longer effective against other forces affecting its movement.

1. Where does the 'solid' ball stores the force that was exerted on it?
2. In what form is that energy stored?
3. We pass force to the ball when it is hit; a quantity with a direction; to the ball, so where is the initial direction stored when the ball is hit?

Edit: Any web reference readable by an armature is highly appreciated.

• You have to realize that the 'solid ball' is not a computer program. It does not need to store the direction of the force or the energy supplied to it, it just uses them. In other words, they are stored in its properties e.g. movement. Storage is not a helpful concept here perhaps because the process is instantaneous. Commented Jan 11, 2015 at 1:39
• @Hasan Just FYI there are no instantaneous processes in nature. Commented Jan 11, 2015 at 1:40
• Yeah, a process by definition is not instantaneous. I was trying to go for kind of an ideal system to help build intuition. Commented Jan 11, 2015 at 7:28