Mon August 29, 2011 By: Chandranath Jha

what is potential energy?

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Mon August 29, 2011

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.

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