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Differentiate between kinetic and potential energy. and explain it too.

Asked by Paritosh Sharma (student) , on 15/9/12

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Kinetic energy is the energy of a body because of its motion. The kinetic energy of a body of mass ‘m’ moving with speed ‘v’ is written as, KE = (1/2)mv2

Potential energy is the energy of the body because of its position or configuration. PE of a body of mass m at a height h from the surface of earth is, mgh.

Posted by Hansraj Rai (MeritNation Expert) on 21/9/12

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