Gravitational Potential Energy

Some articles on gravitational potential energy, gravitational, potential energy, energy:

Scalar Potential - Altitude As Gravitational Potential Energy
... An example is the (nearly) uniform gravitational field near the Earth's surface ... It has a potential energy where U is the gravitational potential energy and h is the height above the surface ... This means that gravitational potential energy on a contour map is proportional to altitude ...
Symmetry (physics) - Continuous Symmetries - Spacetime Symmetries
... particle solely acted upon by gravity will have gravitational potential energy when suspended from a height above the Earth's surface ... no change in the height of the particle, this will be the total gravitational potential energy of the particle at all times ... time (in seconds) and also at, say, the particle's total gravitational potential energy will be preserved ...
Gravitational Potential Energy - Uses
... Gravitational potential energy has a number of practical uses, notably the generation of hydroelectricity ... up to the higher lake, thus converting the electrical energy (running the pump) to gravitational potential energy ... water flows back down through electrical generator turbines, converting the potential energy into kinetic energy and then back into electricity ...

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