Potential and Kinetic Energy

Compare and Contrast Potential and Kinetic Energy

Potential Energy

Potential Energy is energy which results from position or configuration. An object may have the capacity for doing work as a result of it's position in a gravitational field. Energy that is stored in an object. Potential Energy exists whenever an object which has mas has a position within a force field.


Kinetic energy

Kinetic Energy

Kinetic Energy is energy in motion. The Kinetic Energy it possesses because of it's motion. Kinetic Energy is an expression of the fact that a moving object can do work on anything it hits.