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# Is a joule meters per second by kg?

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###### July 11, 2009 10:52AM

Yes.

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The unit of power is the watt (W), which is equal
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Both the joule and the watt are derived units. (They are both
surnames so their symbols are always capitalised: J and W.)
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a joule is m2 kg s-2 and
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PE = mgh, that is, mass x gravitation x height. Or simply weight
times height, since weight is already equal to mass times
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On Earth, you would usually use 9.8 (meters per second square)
for gravitation.
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### What is used to calulate potential energy?

Depends what potential energy you mean. Without an additional
qualifier, "potential energy" frequently refers to
gravitational potential energy. This is calculated as mass x
gravity x height. If you want to use standard (SI) units, mass is
in kg., gravity in meters per second square (the value is about
9.8, if you are close to the Earth's surface), and height in
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Depends what potential energy you mean. Without an additional
qualifier, "potential energy" frequently refers to
gravitational potential energy. This is calculated as mass x
gravity x height. If you want to use standard (SI) units, mass is
in kg., gravity in meters per second square (the value is about
9.8, if you are close to the Earth's surface), and height in
meters. The result is in Joule.
Depends what potential energy you mean. Without an additional
qualifier, "potential energy" frequently refers to
gravitational potential energy. This is calculated as mass x
gravity x height. If you want to use standard (SI) units, mass is
in kg., gravity in meters per second square (the value is about
9.8, if you are close to the Earth's surface), and height in
meters. The result is in Joule.
Depends what potential energy you mean. Without an additional
qualifier, "potential energy" frequently refers to
gravitational potential energy. This is calculated as mass x
gravity x height. If you want to use standard (SI) units, mass is
in kg., gravity in meters per second square (the value is about
9.8, if you are close to the Earth's surface), and height in
meters. The result is in Joule.

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### What is the equation for caculating an object's potential energy?

That depends what kind of "potential energy" you are talking
about, but without further specification, this usually refers to
gravitational potential energy. The formula for gravitational
potential energy is PE = mgh, that is, mass x gravity x height. If
mass is in kg. and gravity in meters per second square (use the
value 9.82 for Earth's gravity), and height in meters, then the
energy will be in Joule.
That depends what kind of "potential energy" you are talking about,
but without further specification, this usually refers to
gravitational potential energy. The formula for gravitational
potential energy is PE = mgh, that is, mass x gravity x height. If
mass is in kg. and gravity in meters per second square (use the
value 9.82 for Earth's gravity), and height in meters, then the
energy will be in Joule.
That depends what kind of "potential energy" you are talking about,
but without further specification, this usually refers to
gravitational potential energy. The formula for gravitational
potential energy is PE = mgh, that is, mass x gravity x height. If
mass is in kg. and gravity in meters per second square (use the
value 9.82 for Earth's gravity), and height in meters, then the
energy will be in Joule.
That depends what kind of "potential energy" you are talking about,
but without further specification, this usually refers to
gravitational potential energy. The formula for gravitational
potential energy is PE = mgh, that is, mass x gravity x height. If
mass is in kg. and gravity in meters per second square (use the
value 9.82 for Earth's gravity), and height in meters, then the
energy will be in Joule.

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