POTENTIAL ENERGY

BY Christian corona

Potential Energy

the energy possessed by the a body as a result of its position rather then in motion. a raised weight, springs, or any type of fuel has potential energy.

Chemical Energy

energy in a substance that can be released by chemical reaction.

Example

Fire: the dry wood is a store of chemical energy. as it burns in the fire place chemical energy is being released.

Elastic Energy

potential energy that is stored

Example

rubber bands: when a rubber band is stretched it stores energy when you let go of the rubber band the energy is released.

Gravitational Potential Energy

Gravitational potential energy is energy an object possesses because of its position in a gravitational field.

Example

A rock is being hold by person on top of a tower the rock contains gravitational potential energy.