What is the gravitational potential energy of a 93.0 kg sky diver who 550 m above the ground?

1 Answer
Jun 3, 2018

Answer:

#501270# joules

Explanation:

Gravitational potential energy is given by the equation:

#"GPE"=mgh#

where:

  • #m# is the mass of the object in kilograms

  • #g# is the gravitational acceleration, which is #9.8 \ "m/s"^2# on Earth

  • #h# is the height risen in meters

So, we get:

#"GPE"=93 \ "kg"*9.8 \ "m/s"^2*550 \ "m"#

#=501270 \ "kg m"^2"/s"^2#

#=501270 \ "J"#