What is the gravitational potential energy of a # 1 kg# object on a shelf # 5 m # high?

1 Answer
Mar 10, 2018

Answer:

#45J#

Explanation:

Gravitational Potential Energy is denoted by the formula

#GPE = mgh#

Where

#GPE# = gravitational potential energy (#J#)
#m# = mass (#kg#)
#g# = acceleration due to gravity (#ms^-2#)
#h# = height (#m#)

Substitute the values you have into the formula

#GPE=1#x#9.8#x#5#

#:.# #GPE=45J#