From a physics standpoint, which school of bending is able to create or exert the most energy?
Cases for each that I considered:
- Air: Probably the weakest, since air has little mass and is easy to move around
- Earth: Some benders could move very large chunks of massive earth, and metal benders can separate metals which requires breaking the atomic bonds
- Water: We see some examples of benders moving large sections of water, and instantly convert water to ice
- Fire: My candidate for the most energy output. Can create fire at will and in large amounts. Lightning bending especially shows a large amount of energy output, as it takes a very high voltage to make lightning travel through thin air.
Is anyone able to run some rough calculation to see the orders of magnitude of differences, or have other canon examples that would better showcase the true strength of different bending schools in terms of physics?