An object's gravitational potential energy is equal to the product of the object's mass times the gravitational field strength times its height (PEgrav = mass * gravity * height). ...
How to Calculate Gravitational Potential Energy
In physics, learning gravitational potential energy has many uses. It can be used to find the amount of work used to lift an object, the work done during certain exercise regimens and it will come up several times in the process of learning mechanical...
edit]. Main articles: Gravitational potential, Gravitational energy and Gravity field.
Gravitational energy is the ...
Gravitational potential energy is energy an object possesses because of its
position in a gravitational field. The most common use of gravitational potential ...
On the Earth, since we know the quantities involved, the gravitational potential energy
U can be reduced to an equation in terms of the mass m of an object, the acceleration of gravity (g = 9.8 m/s), and the distance y above the coordinate origin (generally the ground i... More »
The two examples above illustrate the two forms of potential energy to be
discussed in this course - gravitational potential energy and elastic potential
Ug = gravitational potential energy. m1m2 = masses of any two objects. r =
separation between their centers. G = universal gravitational constant (6.67 × 10<sup>−</sup>
The water above receives energy as it falls down the short waterfall. This energy
was stored as potential energy in the gravitational field of the Earth and came ...
We also saw that gravitational potential energy depends on how high an object is
off the ground: the higher an object is, the more work needs to be done to get it ...
Here, we have adopted the convenient normalization that the potential energy at
infinity is zero. According to the above formula, the gravitational potential ...