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Confusion between kinetic energy and potential energy

  1. Oct 1, 2004 #1
    What is the different
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  3. Oct 1, 2004 #2


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    You can think of Kinetic Energy as an "energy associated with motion [velocity]".
    You can think of Potential Energy as an "energy associated with position".
  4. Oct 1, 2004 #3
    kinetic is got to do with motion ---> velocity

    pential energy is generally to do with gravity, which depends on the position of the mass from the centre of gravity
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