Potential Energy Calculator

The potential energy is the energy which is stored in the object due to its relative position or due to the electric charge. Calculate mass, acceleration of gravity, height by entering the required values in the potential energy calculator.

Calculate Potential Energy

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Potential Energy:

PE = m x g x h


m = PE / (g x h)

Acceleration of Gravity:

g = PE / (m x h)


h = PE / (m x g) Where, m = Mass, g = Acceleration of Gravity h = Height Gravitational Acceleration of the earth is 9.8 m/sec2.

The unit of potential energy is Joule. In Physics, the most commonly formed potential energy is Gravitational Energy. The gravitational PE is formed in an object that is positioned above a certain height. The gravitational potential energy of an object near the surface of the earth seems to be constant at 9.8 m/s 2. Some other applications of PE are from a battery where the chemical energy is formed, a stretched rubber band where the elastic energy is formed. Calculate mass, acceleration of gravity, height in the same potential energy calculator by choosing the respective option.


Calculate Gravitational Potential energy of an object having mass = 85kg, Height = 20m.


PE = m x g x h
= 285 × 9.8 × 20
= 16,660J

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