What is the gravitational potential energy of a # 2 kg# object on a shelf # 1/2 m # high?

1 Answer
Mar 13, 2018

Answer:

#"9.8 Joule"#

Explanation:

Potential energy (#"U"#) is given by

#"U = mgh"#

#"U" = cancel(2)\ "kg × 9.8 m/s"^2 × 1/cancel(2)\ "m" = "9.8 Joule"#