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What is the energy stored i compressed springs is called?

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Elastic potential energy
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The energy stored in compressed springs is known as potential energy?

The energy in a compressed spring is elastic energy; this is a type of potential energy. The energy in a compressed spring is elastic energy; this is a type of potential ener

How is energy stored in a compressed spring?

The matter in a spring is in a form that wants to bend back into shape when bent. This is called elasticity. When you compress the spring, it wants to spread itself out again,