During free fall work done is negative of change in potential energy.Is this only valid during free fall or is applicable everytime?

Asked by Rohan Mehra | 12th Mar, 2011, 10:06: PM

Expert Answer:

Dear student,
Gravitational energy is the potential energy associated with gravitational force. If an object falls from one point to another point inside a gravitational field, the force of gravity will do positive work on the object, and the gravitational potential energy will decrease by the same amount.
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Answered by  | 12th Mar, 2011, 10:34: PM

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