What is the gravitational potential energy of a # 9 kg# object on a shelf # 3/5 m # high?

1 Answer
May 5, 2018

Answer:

#GPE ~= 53 J#

Explanation:

The formula for Gravitational Potential Energy is #GPE = m*g*h#.

Plugging in your data

#GPE = 9 kg*9.8 m/s^2*3/5 m = 52.9 kg*m^2/s^2 = 52.9 J ~= 53 J#

I hope this helps,
Steve