When the space is understood to embody the oppositely paired photons, it is easy to envision that space around a body of high energy density houses a radially decreasing energy density, known as the local

gravitational potential energy.

One readily sees that the numerator of the exponential term (mgz) is nothing more than the

gravitational potential energy of the gas molecules above the surface.

velocity) in the run-up and then using a long pole to convert this energy into

gravitational potential energy (i.

The height is proportional to the

gravitational potential energy and so the energy can be quantified in units of length, or, if the formula for

gravitational potential energy has been covered, the potential energy can be calculated directly.

As the train climbs, it gains

gravitational potential energy The higher it climbs, the more energy it stores.

M] is the

gravitational potential energy of Sgr A* before the object is accreted,

18), you learned how

gravitational potential energy (GPE) and kinetic energy (KE) help a lift-hill coaster move along its track.

The stellar core's iron-peak nuclei decompose into those of helium, which then fragment into neutrons at the price of the star's

gravitational potential energy.

0] for G in Newton's formula, the

gravitational potential energy Ug stored in a system of masses M and m separated by a distance r can be expressed as:

The higher up he is, the more

gravitational potential energy (stored energy due to height) he'll have," says Louis Bloomfield, a physicist at the University of Virginia.

B c r or in other words, when the

gravitational potential energy of a particle is much smaller than the rest energy of the particle), we can approximately simplify g as

and the instantaneous relativistic

gravitational potential energy ([V.