# Explain difference between potential energy and kinectic energy

Kinetic and Potential Energy Difference
The capacity to do work is called as Energy. This energy can be stored in different forms. ... When an object is at rest, the body is said to possess potential energy. In another case, when the object is in motion, then it is said to possess kinetic energy.
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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.
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Potential energy is energy that is stored – or conserved - in an object or substance. This stored energy is based on the position, arrangement or state of the object or substance. You can think of it as energy that has the 'potential' to do work.
The kinetic energy (KE) of an object is the energy that it possesses due to its motion. It is defined as the work needed to accelerate a body of a given mass from rest to its stated velocity. Having gained this energy during its acceleration, the body maintains this kinetic energy unless its speed changes.
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