Gravitational Energy

  • Thread starter jaypee
  • Start date
  • #1
jaypee
What is gravatational energy?
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
chroot
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
10,226
34
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.

- Warren
 
  • #3
(Q)
143
0
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.*
 
  • #4
Eh
718
1
Perhaps you mean gravity waves?
 

Related Threads on Gravitational Energy

Replies
15
Views
16K
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
875
  • Last Post
Replies
5
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
576
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
6
Views
14K
Replies
1
Views
645
  • Last Post
Replies
18
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
4K
Top