# Kinetic Energy vs. Potential Energy

As energy is the the capability and capacity of the matter to complete the work due to its motion or sometimes due to its position as a result of the forces implied on it. Energy is present in numerous forms but the major ones described are mechanical, radiant, chemical, sound and electrical energy. As the energy is convertible, it can be diminished rather it could be altered from one kind to another. Basic forms of energy which are often discussed are either Kinetic energy or potential energy. They both differ from each other largely, However they both are convertible to one another. Kinetic energy is described as the energy owned by a body because of its motion whereas on the other hand potential energy is described as the type of the energy owned by a body due to its location or position in the force field. ## Contents: Difference between Kinetic Energy and Potential Energy

### What is Kinetic Energy?

Kinetic energy is generally described as the energy associated with the body or to some object due to its mobility or movement. Kinetic energy have many applications, many of them are from our daily life which depicts how Kinetic energy plays an important role, it could observed commonly, that a stone throwed towards a window could break glass easily, falling rivers and streams can revolve and rotate turbines on massive scale, moving wind can revolve and rotate the blades of the wind mills, in all these applications and examples we observe that moving object or body has energy stored in it. This type of the energy which is possessed by the moving body is described as the Kinetic energy.The magnitude associated with the Kinetic energy is dependent both on the product of mass of the object and velocity of the object. Kinetic energy is described by the formula by the product of mass and square of velocity and than this product is divided by two .The formula of the Kinetic energy is given by K.E=0.5v(mv) where in the equation m is the mass of the object which is possessing Kinetic energy whereas v is the velocity of the object. It may also be noted that velocity have square in the formula which shows that velocity is very much proportional to the Kinetic energy, even more as compared to the mass. When velocity is doubled Kinetic energy us increased to four times whereas on the other hand when mass is doubled Kinetic energy is increased twice only. So though Kinetic energy is proportional to very much mass and velocity but it is very much dependent on the velocity.