What is the gravitational potential energy of a # 11 kg# object on a shelf # 1/8 m # high?

1 Answer
Apr 26, 2018

Answer:

#13.5# newtons

Explanation:

Gravitational potential energy is found by the equation:

#"GPE"=mgh#

  • #m# is the mass of the object in kilograms

  • #g# is the gravitational acceleration, which is around #9.81 \ "m/s"^2#

  • #h# is the height in meters

And so, we get,

#"GPE"=11 \ "kg"*9.81 \ "m/s"^2*1/8 \ "m"#

#~~13.5 \ "N"#