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# What potential energy does a squashed ball have?

Updated: 10/24/2023

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When a ball is squashed, it gains potential energy due to the compression of its material. This potential energy is stored in the form of elastic potential energy, as the ball has the potential to return to its original shape when released.

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Elastic energy.

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