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# potential energy formula

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formula of potential energy

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Potential energy can be thought of as energy stored within a physical system. It is called potential energy because it has the potential to be converted into other forms of energy, such as kinetic energy, and to do work in the process. The standard (SI) unit of measure for potential energy is the joule, the same as for work or energy in general.

There are various types of potential energy, each associated with a particular type of force. More specifically, every conservative force gives rise to potential energy.

As a general rule, the work done by a conservative force F will be

W = -?U

where ?U is the change in the potential energy associated with that particular force. The most common notations for potential energy are PE and U. Electric potential (commonly denoted with a V for voltage) is the electric potential energy per unit charge.

2. salim
Potential energy can be thought of as energy stored within a physical system. It is called potential energy because it has the potential to be converted into other forms of energy, such as kinetic energy, and to do work in the process. The standard (SI) unit of measure for potential energy is the joule, the same as for work or energy in general.

There are various types of potential energy, each associated with a particular type of force. More specifically, every conservative force gives rise to potential energy.

As a general rule, the work done by a conservative force F will be

W = -DeltaU

where DeltaU is the change in the potential energy associated with that particular force. The most common notations for potential energy are PE and U. Electric potential (commonly denoted with a V for voltage) is the electric potential energy per unit charge.

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