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.
  1. Class 9
  2. Chapter 11 Class 9 - Work and Energy

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Davneet Singh is a graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 9 years. He provides courses for Maths and Science at Teachoo.