Potential and Kinetic Energy

This flyers about potential and kinetic energy.

Potential Energy

Potential energy is energy which results from position or configurations .An object may have the capacity for doing work as a result of its position in a gravitational field,an electric field,or a magnetic field.It may have elastic potential energy as a result of a stretched spring or other deformation.

In the middle picture below,the left object shows a block being pulled up by a spring but gravity pulls it back down in the right picture


Kinetic energy

Kinetic energy is energy of motion.The kinetic energy of an object is the energy it possesses because of it's motion.


Kinetic Energy =1/2 mv^2

On the picture above has a bike going downhill because gravity is pulling it down.