Potential Energy And Kinetic Energy

  1. In physics, potential energy is the energy stored in an object due to its position in a force field or in a system due to its configuration.


A car parked at the top of a hill

A boulder sitting at the top of a mountain.

Water behind a dam

2. In physics, the kinetic energy of an object is the energy that it possesses due to its motion.


Visible light


Gamma rays


This is Potential energy because he is using his body force to make his body go upwards.

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