what is potential energy?

Asked by Chandranath Jha | 29th Aug, 2011, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

Potential energy is the stored energy of position. It can be thought of as energy that is “stored” by any physical system. It is called potential because, in its current form, it is not doing any work or causing any change in its surroundings. It does, however, have the potential to be converted to different forms of energy, such as kinetic energy.

Answered by  | 29th Aug, 2011, 04:05: AM

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