The kinetic energy of a particle is the work done to move it. Potential energy is the work done to create a certain amount of kinetic energy when the particle is no longer in motion. The two are related but distinct. In this article, we’ll be focusing on kinetic energy and potential energy.
To start with, the kinetic energy of a particle is the force exerted on the particle (or, more generally speaking, the work done to move it). The potential energy of a particle is the change in energy that is created by the particle moving past some finite distance (called a potential energy barrier). For our purposes we can ignore the work done by the particle to move it and focus only on the potential energy.
The potential energy is the difference in energy of a particle and the potential energy of the same particle at infinity. The potential energy of a particle is the work required to create that particle.
If you’re thinking, “That’s easy.” it’s easy. But it is not a simple equation: you need to know exactly what you’re talking about in order to calculate it. So while you can make a rough approximation of the potential energy of a particle by looking at the work it did to move it, you need to understand what you’re talking about to do so.
In this case, what youre talking about is the work done by kinetic energy. So if you have a particle and a laser, and you fire a laser at the particle, the particle will accelerate towards the laser. Now if you make a particle and a laser, and you fire a particle at the laser, it will follow the trajectory of the laser, but it will do the work required to follow it to its destination.
You can look at the work done by kinetic energy and the work done by potential energy, the only difference is that the energy required to move the particle is much greater than the energy required to cause it to move. So the particle will end up moving slower than the laser. A particle with kinetic energy is more likely to be moving towards a laser than towards a particle with potential energy.
It’s a little like a rocket’s velocity, but more like the speed of light.
Kinetic energy is the energy that causes particles to change their direction. A particle with kinetic energy is still in motion, but will take longer to get there.
A particle with potential energy is in a state of constant motion, but it is not bound to a particular place. You can see this in a particle accelerator: a particle with potential energy can move towards an accelerator, but it does not need to.
As it turns out, there is a large amount of kinetic energy in the Universe, and we’re not just talking about the same energy as kinetic energy, we’re talking about the energy of particles. We’re talking about all the particles that are being carried out around us together. It’s about the energy that we’re carrying out, and also about the energy of particles. It’s about the energy of all the particles that are being carried out together.