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The transfer of energy to an object by the application of a force that causes the object to move in the direction of the force.
Gravitational Potential Energy
The energy that an object has because of its height relative to the earth surface.
Elastic Potential Energy
Energy that an object or system has due to the distortion in the volume and/or the shape of the material. Rubber bands and springs are good examples of objects that can have this type of energy.
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