# Potential Energy

Potential 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:

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\(\large{ PE }\) = potential energy | \(\large{ lbf-ft }\) | \(\large{ J }\) |

\(\large{ g }\) = gravity | \(\large{\frac{ft}{sec^2}}\) | \(\large{\frac{m}{s^2}}\) |

\(\large{ h }\) = height | \(\large{ ft }\) | \(\large{ m }\) |

\(\large{ m }\) = mass | \(\large{ lbm }\) | \(\large{ kg }\) |

Tags: Equations for Energy