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IEVref:113-03-48ID:
Language:enStatus: Standard
Term: potential energy
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Symbol: V
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Definition: energy due to the position in a force field, equal to the opposite of the line integral along a curve C of a conservative force F, thus V= C Fdr MathType@MTEF@5@5@+= feaagKart1ev2aqatCvAUfeBSjuyZL2yd9gzLbvyNv2CaerbbjxAHX garuavP1wzZbItLDhis9wBH5garmWu51MyVXgarqqtubsr4rNCHbGe aGqk0di9Wr=fpeei0di9v8qiW7rqqrVepeea0xe9LqFf0xc9q8qqaq Fn0lXdHiVcFbIOFHK8Feea0dXdar=Jb9hs0dXdHuk9fr=xfr=xfrpe WZqaaeaaciWacmGadaGadeaabaGaaqaaaOqaaiaadAfacqGH9aqpcq GHsisldaWdraqaaiaahAeacqGHflY1jugqbiaacsgakiaahkhaaSqa aKqzaeGaae4qaaWcbeqdcqGHRiI8aaaa@449A@ , where dr is vector line element

NOTE 1 A force is conservative when the force field F(r) is static and irrotational, i.e. rot F = 0, in a simply connected domain.

NOTE 2 Force F is the gradient of potential energy V, thus F = grad V. See also “potential” (113-03-19).


Publication date:2011-04
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Internal notes:2014-07-11: Symbol <i>V</i>, <i>E</i><sub>p</sub> corrected to <i>V</i><br><i>E</i><sub>p</sub>. JGO

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