Derivation of Potential energy

Posted Date:     Total Responses: 0    Posted By: C.N.Anantharaman   Member Level: Gold   Points/Cash: 3   

Potential energy of a body is the work done to take the body to that height.Suppose a body of mass "m" is is raised to a distance "h".The force acting on a body is the gravitational pull of the earth(i.e.)m*g which acts downward to lift the body above the surface area of the earth.In this condition,we have to do the work against gravity.

Work done = F*s

Work done = mg*h

Work done = mgh

Potential energy = mgh (or) m*g*h

Hence,the work is stored up in the form of potential energy.

Project Feedbacks

No feedbacks found. Be the first to respond...

Post Feedback
You must Sign In to post a feedback.
Next Project: Archimedes' Principle
Previous Project: Derivation of Kinetic energy

Return to Project Index

Post New Project

Related Projects

Ask Tony John
Facebook Group · 5 members
Join Group
Ask Your Questions regarding Blogging, AdSense, Digital Marketing, Social Media ...
Top Contributors
TodayLast 7 Daysmore...

Awards & Gifts
ISC Technologies, Kochi - India. © All Rights Reserved.