Potential energy Summary

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  • 6 Encyclopedia Articles

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Encyclopedia Articles (6)

261 words, approx. 1 pages
Potential Energy Matter may store energy even when at rest. Energy that is stored and held for future use is referred to as potential energy. If this is confusing, recall that energy is the capacity t... Read more
455 words, approx. 2 pages
Gravitational Energy Gravitational energy is energy contained in the gravitational field. The relationship governing gravitational energy can be simply derived by noting that gravity is a conservative... Read more
261 words, approx. 1 pages
Potential Energy Matter may store energy even when at rest. Energy that is stored and held for future use is referred to as potential energy. If this is confusing, recall that energy is the capacity t... Read more
1,410 words, approx. 5 pages
Work and Potential Energy Work is performed whenever a force moves an object. When a person lifts an object, he or she is performing work. More work is done if the object is heavier or if it is lifted... Read more
699 words, approx. 3 pages
Gravitational Energy Earth's moon is held in orbit by an attractive gravitational force between Earth and the moon. Tides on Earth are due mainly to the gravitational pull of the moon on Earth.... Read more
592 words, approx. 2 pages
Potential Energy Potential energy is the energy that something has because of its position or because of the arrangement of its parts. A baseball in flight has potential energy because of its position... Read more
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