A Body at Rest can have __________

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

1. Energy

2. Motion

3. Acceleration

4. Velocity

When the position of an object does not change with the change of time then the object is said to be in the state of rest.

Answer: A body at rest can have energy that is potential energy.

The stored energy of position possessed by an object is called potential energy. An example of an object having potential energy is the heavy ball of a demolition machine is storing energy when it is held at an elevated position.

Different forms of Potential Energy

The potential energy has been classified into different categories such as:

  • Gravitational potential energy: The energy in elevated objects due to their elevation against earth’s gravity is called Gravitational potential energy.

  • Chemical potential energy: The potential energy related to the structural arrangement of atoms or molecules is referred to as Chemical potential energy.

  • Electric potential energy: The potential energy in an object by virtue of its electric charge and several forces related to its presence is known as Electric potential energy.

  • Nuclear potential energy: The potential energy of the particles inside an atomic nucleus is called Nuclear potential energy.


What can a body at rest have?

A body at rest can have energy that is potential energy. The SI unit of potential energy is the joule, which has the symbol J.

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