What is the gravitational potential energy of a # 29 kg# object on a shelf # 5/6 m # high?

1 Answer
Dec 30, 2015

Answer:

237.075 Joules

Explanation:

The gravitational potential energy #(U)# is given by:

#U=mgh#

where,

#m# is the mass of the object,

#g# is the acceleration due to gravity, #=9.81m/s#

and #h# is the object's height above the ground.

Substituting the given values in the above equation,

#U=29*9.81*5/6#

#U=237.075 J#