Force probing to access potential energy

Conference Paper

Perhaps the two most common forms of potential energy are those associated with gravitational and elastic forces. In an experimental setting, if we can measure the force required to maintain equilibrium, then the extraction of potential energy is relatively straightforward, since the force is the negative vector gradient of the potential. In this paper we apply this approach to a small mass that is placed on various shapes under the action of gravity.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Xu, Y; Virgin, LN

Published Date

  • January 1, 2021

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 55 - 57

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2191-5652

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2191-5644

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9783030476250

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-3-030-47626-7_9

Citation Source

  • Scopus