Potential and Kinetic Energies of a Falling Object

This Demonstration illustrates the relationship of the potential and kinetic energies of a falling object. The potential energy is the product of the object's mass , height , and the gravity . Kinetic energy is half the product of the object's mass and its velocity squared. Conservation of energy implies that the sum of the potential and kinetic enrgies remains constant.
  • Contributed by: Matt Collins (Science and Mathematics Academy)

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