Gravitational Energy

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What is gravatational energy?
 

chroot

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There is no such thing as 'gravitational energy.'

There is, however, a quantity called gravitational potential energy, which is just the energy released when a mass moves from some initial height to a lower height. In other words, it's a measure of how much energy will be released when you drop a brick on your toe.

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it's a measure of how much energy will be released when you drop a brick on your toe.

Would that be the "ouch" factor? :wink:

*Yes, I know that was bad.*
 

Eh

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Perhaps you mean gravity waves?
 

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