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# How could you increase the potential energy of an object?

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We can increase the potential energy of an object by applying more energy on it

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## Related Questions There are different types of energy. You can increase the gravitational potential energy by raising the object. You can increase its thermal energy by heating it up. Any object that could fall to the ground has potential energy that would be exerted by the force of gravity when it falls. Any energy that is stored is called potential energy. This could be chemical, gravitational, elastic etc. Kinetic energy is the energy of motion. Potential energy is the energy of rest. To compare these two you could envolve an object or action that envoles these two in the one hit AnsPotential energy is the energy of position. An object at a higher position has more potential energy. The idea is that it has the potential to do work - the "potential energy" can be converted to other kinds of energy. In fact, this could be said about most other kinds of energy as well (that you can convert them to other types of energy). I assume the name is given for historical reasons.Ans:Potential energy is the potential to do work. If you lift a block to 20m height, it has the potential to fall through that distance under the force of gravity.work done = force times distance Potential Energy is energy that could come from something that if it were to fall (say, from gravity) the kinetic energy gained from that fall would be equal to that. Other forms could be elastic potential energy, chemical potential energy, electrical potential energy (eventually becomes voltage), and etc. Kinetic energy is of an object that is moving (because I assume we're talking of Newtonain motion). The object has potential energy because it is not moving, but at any time it could start like a football is is not moving, but if I ran over and kicked it it would move so it has potential. I'm 13 amd in the seventh grade we are learning about that.  It could be many things, possibly energy, or even value, or even the probability of it breaking. It could be an increase or decrease in its kinetic energy, or simply a change in the direction of motion. You will have to specify what action? If you mean movement, a moving object has kinetic energy and energy could have been transferred from a release of chemical or potential energy. Yes it can; if an object is at the top of a cliff at rest it has potential energy before falling to the bottom of the cliff where all energy is converted to kinetic, but when it is already moving, say after falling off a cliff halfway down, it has kinetic energy and potential energy ready to turn to kinetic at thee bottom of the cliff.  A steel ball bearing rolling on a table top has kinetic engery because it is moving. It also has potential energy because it could roll off the table. Usually it means the object has gained height. It could also happen if the object is moved to a planet with higher gravity. Potential NRG also occurs when a positively charged object moves into an area of higher potential in a electric or magnetic field, or when a negatively charged object moves into an area of lower potential in an electric or magnetic field. Yes An object at rest could have potential energy, sometimes called 'energy of place/position' An example would be a boulder at rest on the side of a mountain, anywhere that is higher than the bottom of the valley. If dislodged, the boulder converts potential to kinetic energy as it rolls down the mountain If you are standing anywhere where you could fall you have gravitational potential energy. i.e. If you are in a ladder you have potential energy. Irvine ladder breaks and you fall this potential energy is converted to kinetic energy. True. It has "potential energy", in that gravity could be used to convert that "potential" energy into actual kinetic energy. potential energy is any type of energy but just stored. It could be sound, light or electricity. kinetic energy could be kinetic potential energy (stored movement energy) or energy of something that is currently moving. Hope that helps. When it moves it has kinetic energy. And when it is above the chosen reference level (for example, above ground level), it has potential energy. A common practical situation is that an object falls down. When it starts falling, it has only potential energy; when it reaches ground level, it has only kinetic energy. At any point in between it has both. Potential energy is energy that has the potential to be moved. Kinetic energy is energy in motion. eg. Potential energy could be like a fire extinguisher that is on the wall it has the potential to fall on the ground . An example of Kinetic energy is would be a moving car, it is in motion . An apple hanging from a tree has gravitational potential energy...anything which could fall to the ground has gravitational potential energy I'd say that an inflated balloon would be strain, but could you specify what potential energy? Chemical potential? Gravitational potential? Sound energy is sound energy. BUT since the sound does move, you could say it is a form of kinetic energy No, because potential energy is the amount of energy that COULD be used, while kinetic energy is the amount of energy that IS being used.

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