Elastic Potential Energy

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Electromagnetism

Elastic Potential Energy

Elastic potential energy is the energy stored in objects as the result of deformation, such as a spring when stretching or compressing.

Elastic Potential Energy formula

$$\large{ PE = \frac {1}{2} kx^2 }$$

Where:

$$\large{ PE }$$ or $$\large{ E_p }$$ = elastic potential energy

$$\large{ k }$$ = spring constant

$$\large{ x }$$ = length or displacement

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