Energy is the capacity to do work. Work is the result when a force moves an(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

object by a distance. So Energy is the capacity to move an object by a distance by applying a force.

Now kinetic energy is what? and what is potential energy.

Suppose i am sitting on the surface of earth what is the energy i have?

Do i have zero energy? Suppose i remove the surface below where i sit i

will go down. So can i say i have some energy?

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# Energy is the capacity to do work

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