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Explain the difference between potential energy and kinetic energy.
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Kinetic Energy Potential Energy
(i) Kinetic energy is the energy possessed by the body due to its motion. (i) Potential energy is the energy possessed by the body because of its shape or position.
(ii) K.E = 1/2 mv2

 

(ii) P.E = mgh
(iii) e.g., flowing water, such as when falling from a waterfall. (iii) e.g., water at the top of a waterfall, before the drop.
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