 # Potential Energy Calculator

Mass (m) : kilogram

Acceleration of gravity (g) : meter/second2

Height (h) : meter

Potential Energy : joule

Potential Energy Calculator is a free online tool that displays the potential energy of the body. BYJU’S online potential energy calculator tool makes the calculation faster and it displays the potential energy in a fraction of seconds.

## How to Use the Potential Energy Calculator?

The procedure to use the potential energy calculator is as follows:

Step 1: Enter the mass, acceleration due to gravity, and height in the input field

Step 2: Now click the button “Calculate Potential Energy” to get the Energy

Step 3: Finally, the potential energy of the body will be displayed in the output field

### What is Meant by Potential Energy?

In Physics, the potential energy is defined as the stored energy of the body, which is caused by its position. It is also known as mechanical energy. In simpler words, the object or the body can store energy as the result of its position known as the potential energy. The unit of potential energy is a joule, and it is abbreviated as “J”. Thus the formula to calculate the potential energy of the object is given by

Potential energy = Mass × Acceleration due to gravity × Height