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# Calculate Potential Energy

Calculator for potential energy, the energy that mass has at a height. This energy is released when the mass loses height, e.g. when a corresponding body falls down. In order to gain altitude, this energy must be expended. The formula for the calculation is E_{p}=m*g*h

Please enter three values to calculate the fourth. The g-acceleration is preset with the standard value. One joule (J) is equal to one newton meter (Nm) or one watt second (Ws).

Example: a 5 ton weight hanging 8 meters above the ground has a potential energy of 109 watt hours.

German: g-Beschleunigung

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