I am studying this area and I am having trouble trying to figure out if kinetic and potential energy can be spontaneously converted into any other energy form like sound energy, thermal energy, or even electricity.
Take a moving car, it has lots of both potential and kinetic energy, would taking that energy and quickly converting it to different energy stop the car? Say a car is about to hit a wall. The car is traveling at 40 mph, would it stop if all the kinetic and potential energy was converted to different energy (assuming that nothing is now powering the car. Like the engine stopped running too).