|KInetic Energy||Potential Energy|
|It is the energy possesed by a body by virtue of its motion.||
It is the energy possesed by a body by virtue of its position.
|Kinetic Energy = 1/2 mv 2 , where m = mass and v = velocity||
Potential energy = mgh, where m = mass, g = acceleration due to gravity, h = height
|Kinetic energy can be transferred from one body to another. (Example - In case of collision)||Potential Energy can not be transferred.|
|Example - A ball dropped from height will have kinetic energy.||
Example - A ball at a height h will have potential energy.
What is the difference between Kinetic Energy and Potential Energy?
Last updated at June 11, 2019 by Teachoo