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Gravitational Potential Energy

Definition of Gravitational Potential Energy

Gravitational Potential Energy may be absolute or relative.

Absolute gravitational potential energy is the work done on an object moving it from infinity to a location in a gravitational field. This value can not be greater than zero.

Relative gravitational potential energy is the energy stored by an object because of its height in a gravitational field. Since height is chosen with respect to some other position, height and relative gravitational potential energy may be positive, zero, or negative.

Gravitational Potential Energy in Physics Problems

Gravitational Potential Energy in Conservation of Energy

Work and Gravitational Potential Energy

Gravitational Potential Energy and Rotational Motion

Work and Power Problems

Gravitational Potential Energy Explained with Examples

Gravitational Potential Energy and Pole Vaulting

Gravitational Potential Energy and Roller Coasters

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