What is the gravitational potential energy of a # 35 kg# object on a shelf # 5/3 m # high?

1 Answer
Jan 4, 2016

Answer:

I found #571.7J#

Explanation:

With respect to the ground it will be equal to:
#U=mgh#
Where:
#m=35kg# is the mass;
#g=9.8m/s^2# is the acceleration of gravity;
#h=5/3m# is the height with respect to ground (considered at zero potential energy).
So:
#U=35*9.8*5/3=571.7J#