gravitational potential energy
kâruž-e tavand-e gerâneši
Fr.: énergie potentielle gravitationnelle
1) The energy that an object possesses because of its position in a
→ gravitational field, especially an object near the
surface of the Earth where the → gravitational acceleration
can be assumed to be constant, at about 9.8 m s-2.
Fr.: énergie potentielle
Of a system, the work done in changing the system from some standard configuration to its present state. Thus, if a body of mass m is raised vertically through a height h, the work done, mgh, is the increase in potential energy.
potential energy curve
xam-e kâruž-e tavand
Fr.: courbe de l'energie potentielle
A plot that displays the → potential energy of a moving body as a function of its position. It is explained by the → conservation of energy and the conversion of potential energy into → kinetic energy and vice versa.