Gravitational Potential Energy Calculator

Gravitational Potential Energy (GPE) is defined as the energy possesed by an object due to its position in the gravitational field. GPE is most commonly used for an object near the surface of the Earth. The gravitational acceleration is assumed to be a constant whose values is equal to 9.8 m/s2. Use this online gpe calculator to determine the gravitational potential energy with the known values of mass and height.

GPE Calculator

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Gravitational Potential Energy (GPE) is defined as the energy possesed by an object due to its position in the gravitational field. GPE is most commonly used for an object near the surface of the Earth. The gravitational acceleration is assumed to be a constant whose values is equal to 9.8 m/s2. Use this online gpe calculator to determine the gravitational potential energy with the known values of mass and height.

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Formula:

Gravitational Potential Energy = Mass (kg)x Gravitational Acceleration x Height(m) Where, Gravitational Acceleration = 9.8 m/s2

Example

An object with mass 50 kg and height 20 m has GPE of
= 50 x 9.8 x 20
=9800 Joules

In general, the gravitational potential energy (GPE) arises from the law of gravity and is equal to the work done against gravity to bring a mass to a given point in space.


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