What is the gravitational potential energy of a # 16 kg# object on a shelf # 5 m # high?

1 Answer
Feb 10, 2016

Answer:

Gravitational Potential Energy = (16kg)(9.8ms^-2)(5m) =784 Joules

Explanation:

Gravitational Potential Energy = (mass)(acceleration due to gravity)(height)

Therefore:
Gravitational Potential Energy = (16kg)(9.8ms^-2)(5m) =784 Joules