Fundamentals of Physics Extended (10th Edition)

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Chapter 8 - Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy - Problems: 66a

94.1 Joules

Work Step by Step

To find gravitational potential energy, the equation is U = mgd where d is the distance above the ground, m is the mass and g is the acceleration due to gravity. Therefore we have U = (3.2kg)(9.8 $m/s^2$)(3m) = 94.1 Joules.

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