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Deepti Rao from ST ALOYSIUS SCHOOL , asked a question
Subject: Physics , asked on 12/12/10

what is the derivation for the formula of potential energy???????????


abhishek.gupta... ,Meritnation Expert added an answer
Answered on 15/12/10

Hi Deepti!
Please refer to the answer given by Sangam to derive potenntial energy in this situation.
Good work Sangam!! Keep it up!!

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Ritu Gupta , From Navayuga Radiance School , added an answer
Answered on 12/12/10

Potential energy of an object of mass m kept at a height h is mgh

The work done to lift this object against gravity to take it to a height h is  converted as Potential energy of this object.


work done = Force*distance
= Mass*acceleration*distance
= m*g*h
= mgh

therefore, Potential energy = mgh