Potential Energy

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Electromagnetism

Potential energy (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

\(\large{ PE = m g  h }\)         


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

\(\large{ g }\) = gravity

\(\large{ h }\) = height

\(\large{ m }\) = mass

Solve for:

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

\(\large{ h = \frac {PE} {m   g}  }\)

\(\large{ m = \frac {PE} {g   h}  }\)


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