What Is Potential Energy?


Potential energy is a stored or reserved energy in an object. This form of energy has a potential to work and is powered by the gravity. The scientific formula for potential energy is actually due to gravity.
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Potential energy is energy stored with respect to the position of the object. Measured in joules, this energy has the potential to be converted to another form of energy to do work and it represents the difference between a higher energy state and low energy state. Examples of potential energy are nuclear energy, elastic and gravitational energy.
Potential energy can be thought of as energy stored within a physical system. It has the potential to be converted into other forms of energy, such as kinetic energy, and to do work in the process.
Potential energy is stored energy. For example, a drawn bow is potential energy. Once the bow is released, the horizontal movement is kinetic energy, which is the opposite of potential energy.
Q&A Related to "What Is Potential Energy"
A body of mass with no external forces applied upon it or having all forces applied cancel eachother out (say a rock levitated in a vacuum)
Kinetic energy refers to energy a mass has due to its motion. It is the amount of energy required to accelerate the mass from stationary to its current velocity. Potential energy
In the SI system energy is measured in Joules, and all types of energy can be stated in Joules. If you use units of kilograms, meters, and seconds, you will get results that are consistent
A compressed spring and an extended spring are examples of potential energy, E= +- kx^2. The gravitational energy between the earth and sun is potential energy, E = -GmM/r. A pendulum
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