Please wait...
1800-212-7858 (Toll Free)
9:00am - 8:00pm IST all days
8104911739
For Business Enquiry

or

Thanks, You will receive a call shortly.
Customer Support

You are very important to us

For any content/service related issues please contact on this toll free number

022-62211530

Mon to Sat - 11 AM to 8 PM

what gravitational poentional energy? can you explain more?

Asked by Vaibhav Garg 14th October 2013, 11:18 PM
Answered by Expert
Answer:

The potential energy of a body is due to its higher position above the earth and it is equal to the work done on the body against gravity in moving the body to that position.

W= mgh

where m=mass of the body,g=acceleration due to gravity and h=height of the body.

 

While Gravitational potential energy (U) is the amount of work done against gravity to take a body away from the earths surface (where h = 0).

 

U = -GMe m/r

 

Me = mass of earth, m = mass of object, r = distance between the center of earth and the object.

Answered by Expert 15th October 2013, 7:52 AM
Rate this answer
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10

You have rated this answer /10

Your answer has been posted successfully!

Chat with us on WhatsApp