What is the gravitational potential energy of a # 1 kg# object on a shelf # 1/8 m # high?

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Feb 20, 2016

Answer:

#1.225# Joules

Explanation:

Potential energy #PE# is given by #m*g*h# where #m# is mass in kg, #g# is acceleration due to gravity #9.8m/s^2# and #h# is height in meters.

Hence #PE# is #1*1/8*9.8# or #1.225# Joules.