I'm trying to get the hang of the conservation of energy. Looking for that aha moment when it makes more sense that energy is conserved than not. When reading it seems to be a consensus that energy is conserved and I want to get it too.
I'm a bit stuck on capillary action well because if I understand why it doesn't work I think it'll clear up the whole "fuel aspect" comparing a plane transporting skydivers at the work of engine with the fuel as energy. Because capillary action well seems to me to have an engine but no fuel and still providing a pressure difference that drives the flow. This is force per surface but it's over a distance? I just can't get my head around it.
Will the water level when flowing keep lowering until below spout? If so why can't water be sucked up past spout height?
This turned out to be a bit of a sidetrack or at least it seemed to be. It's about vectors, the unit circle, and a try to grab that if perpendicular its displaced but no change in energy. same direction ads and opposite direction could be work. But really I have little, close to none understanding of the conservation of energy so I run home to mama (trigonometry)
(Ps I've done my best a writing a question of use for others as well but I'm having difficulties in being precise because I really don't understand. Also, I'm not very good at English and I'm not very good at forum posting. Anyhow, if this question is of enough value id welcome editing, and perhaps someone who understands this can see what I don't get and clean it up? Or maybe that would cut off some steps necessary?)