# What Is the System’s Potential Energy When Its Kinetic Energy Is Equal to 34e

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Potential Energy is the amount of work that a body can do by virtue of its position, shape, and mass. It’s also called stored or bound energy because it has not yet been converted into other forms of energy such as heat or sound. This article will explore how potential energy changes with respect to time in a closed system where no external forces are applied.

One of the most common misconceptions in physics is that potential energy and kinetic energy are the same. They are not. Let’s look at what they actually mean to understand why this misconception exists. Potential energy is defined as “The amount of work needed to bring an object from a reference point to its current position” The kinetic energy, on the other hand, “is the sum total of all non-gravitational forces acting on a system.”

The system’s potential energy at the time when its kinetic energy is equal to 34eJ is undefined. Kinetic energy can never be greater than or equal to the system’s total mechanical energy, so it must always be less than or equal to that value.