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derive the formula of potential energy.


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PE of an object of mass m kept at a height h is mgh.

Actually, the work done to lift this object against gravity to take it to a height h is stored (converted) as PE of this object.

The work done = Force * distance
=Mass * acceleration * distance
=m*g*h
=mgh

therefore, PE=mgh

 
 
PE of an object of mass m kept at a height h is mgh. Actually, the work done to lift this object against gravity to take it to a height h is stored (converted) as PE of this object. The work done = Force * distance =Mass * acceleration * distance =m*g*h =mgh therefore, PE=mgh