Class 11 Physics Work Energy Power Potential energy

Potential energy

  • Potential energy is the ‘stored energy’ by virtue of the position or configuration of a body.

  • Physically, the notion of potential energy is applicable only to the class of forces where work done against the force gets ‘stored up’ as energy.
  • Mathematically, the potential energy V(x) is defined, if the force F(x) can be written as  
  • This relation is valid only for Conservative Forces

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