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# What is the relationship between the amount of work you do on an object and it's potential energy?

Updated: 8/11/2023

Wiki User

12y ago

that depends on what potential, whether we have to calc it using relativity theory, etc..

for a simple body near ground its

kinetic energy: E_kin = 1/2 *m*v^2

m ist the mass, v its velocity

potential energy: E_pot = m*g*h

g is the gravity accelaration, h is height

Wiki User

12y ago

Wiki User

12y ago

The change in the kinetic energy of an object is equal to the net work done on theobject.

Wiki User

11y ago

Kinetic energy: 1/2*m*v2

Potential energy: m*g*h

The total energy is the sum of both energies. If you want to achieve maximum kinetic energy, v (velocity) must be maximum; and to achieve maximum potential energy, h (height) muse be maximum.

Wiki User

12y ago

If the work is done against gravity or another force, and no energy is wasted otherwise, then obviously (by the Law of Conservation of Energy), for every joule of work you do on the object the potential energy will increase by one joule.

Wiki User

12y ago

It's internal energy if the object is microscopic and thermodynamic or mechanical energy if it's macroscopic.

Wiki User

8y ago

Depends on its Mass and Velocity.

Kinetic Energy = (1/2) * Mass * Velocity^2

Wiki User

8y ago

The sum of both is called the "mechanical energy".

Wiki User

8y ago

It is the total mechanical energy of the object relative to a point of reference (from which the potential energy is measured).

Wiki User

13y ago

Mechanical Energy :)

Wiki User

13y ago

Mechanical Energy

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