# Gravitational Potential Energy Calculator (General)

The Gravitational Potential Energy Calculator will calculate:

1. Gravitational potential energy possessed by an object of mass m when it is on the surface of a planet of mass M, which has a radius R.
2. Gravitational potential energy possessed by an object of mass m when it is at height h from the surface of a planet of mass M, which has a radius R.
 🖹 Normal View🗖 Full Page View Calculator Precision (Decimal Places)0123456789101112131415 Mass of the planet (M) kg × 10 power of Mass of the object (m) kg × 10 power of Radius of planet (R) m × 10 power of Height of the object from the surface of planet (h) m × 10 power of Gravitational Constant (G) N∙m2/kg2 × 10 power of
Gravitational potential energy of the object on the surface of planet calculation The gravitational potential energy of the object on the surface of planet is J The gravitational potential energy of the object on the surface of planetis J GPE0 = G × M × m/RGPE0 = × × /GPE0 = /GPE0 = GPE = G × M × m/R + hGPE = × × / + GPE0 = /GPE0 = Mass of the planet (M) kg Mass of the object (m) kg Radius of planet (R) m Height of the object from the surface of planet (h) m Gravitational Constant (G) N∙m2/kg

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## Gravitational potential energy of the object on the surface of planet Formula and Calculation

Calculating the gravitational potential energy possessed by an object of mass m when it is on the surface of a planet of mass M, which has a radius R.

GPE0 = G × M × m/R

## Gravitational potential energy of the object at a certain height from the surface of planet Formula and Calculation

Calculating the gravitational potential energy possessed by an object of mass m when it is at height h from the surface of a planet of mass M, which has a radius R.

GPE = G × M × m/R + h

Note: The minus sign is removed from the formulae as in both cases we are interested only in the numerical value of gravitational potential energy.

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