Potential Energy

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Electromagnetism

energy PE KE MEPotential energy, abbreviated as PE, also called gravitational potential energy, is the possessed energy by a body due to its relative position in a gravitational field.  As the elevation of the body decreases the less potential energy.

Potential Energy formula

\(\large{ PE = m \; g \; h }\)         

Where:

\(\large{ PE }\) = potential energy

\(\large{ g }\) = gravity

\(\large{ h }\) = height

\(\large{ m }\) = mass

 

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