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Potential Energy Definition

Definition of Potential Energy

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An apple sitting on a table has potential energy with respect to the floor.

An apple sitting on a table has potential energy with respect to the floor.

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Potential Energy Definition: Potential energy is that energy which an object has because of its position. It is called potential energy because it has the potential to be converted into other forms of energy, such as kinetic energy.

Example: If you lift a mass m by h meters, its potential energy will be mgh, where g is the acceleration due to gravity.

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