# Elastic Potential Energy

Elastic potential energy, abbreviated as PE, is the energy stored in objects as the result of deformation, such as a spring when stretching or compressing.

### Elastic Potential Energy formula

\(\large{ PE = \frac {1}{2}\; k_s\; x^2 }\)

Where:

\(\large{ PE }\) = elastic potential energy

\(\large{ x }\) = length or displacement

\(\large{ k_s }\) = spring constant

Tags: Equations for Energy