Kinetic and Potential Energy

The kinetic energy of an object is the energy which it possesses due to its motion.It is defined as the work needed to accelerate a body of a given mass from rest to its stated velocity. Having gained this energy during its acceleration, the body maintains this kinetic energy unless its speed changes. The same amount of work is done by the body in decelerating from its current speed to a state of rest. Read more on – Wikipedia

In physics, potential energy is the energy of a body or a system with respect to the position of the body or the arrangement of the particles of the system.The SI unit of measure for energy and work is the Joule (symbol J). The term “potential energy” was coined by the 19th century Scottish engineer and physicist William Rankine. Read more on – Wikipedia

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