elastic potential energy

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Noun1.elastic potential energy - potential energy that is stored when a body is deformed (as in a coiled spring)
P.E., potential energy - the mechanical energy that a body has by virtue of its position; stored energy
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There is also the first logic-defying square-wheeled wagon, the 'elastic squirt' - a unique water piston that uses elastic potential energy - as well as two fastmoving propellers that power a merry-go-round, which links with the Hurricane and Spitfire fighter planes that are already on display in the museum.
When Pierce places a coin on his ear and tugs on his long lobes, the skin builds up elastic potential energy.
In the elastic system hooke's law expressed the elastic potential energy U (x) and the displacement square is proportional, namely