Energetics of contraction

Energetics is the study of energy conversions. In a contracting muscle chemical energy is converted into mechanical energy (work), with heat energy being produced as a by-product. The law of the conservation of energy suggests that the chemical energy released in a contraction will be equal to the work done plus the heat given out in that contraction. That is to say, chemical energy release = heat + work

Of the three terms in this equation, the work is the easiest to measure, then the heat, and the chemical change is the most difficult. Let us examine them in this order.

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