Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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Chapter 6 - Work and Energy - Misconceptual Questions: 5

Choice C.

Work Step by Step

No net energy is given to the ball, so its final gravitational potential energy should be the same as its initial gravitational PE. If some energy is lost to air resistance and heat, the ball might have slightly less gravitational PE than it started with.

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