A freely falling body has both kinetic and potential energy.
Kinetic energy and potential energy
- Energy stored in an object due to its position is Potential Energy.
- The energy that a moving object has due to its motion is Kinetic Energy.
- Kinetic energy formula: KE = 1/2mv2
- Potential energy formula: P.E=mgh
- Potential energy is the stored energy in any object or system by virtue of its position or arrangement of parts.
- If an object is not moving, it has Zero KE.