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 Name: Gravitational Potential Energy ID: m42148 Language: English (en) Summary: Explain gravitational potential energy in terms of work done against gravity. Show that the gravitational potential energy of an object of mass mm size 12{m} {} at height hh size 12{h} {} on Earth is given by PEg=mghPEg=mgh. Show how knowledge of the potential energy as a function of position can be used to simplify calculations and explain physical phenomena. Subject: Mathematics and Statistics Keywords: energy, gravitational potential energy, gravity, kinetic energy, potential energy, work License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0 Authors: Copyright Holders: Maintainers: Latest version: 1.6 (history) First publication date: Dec 21, 2011 1:21 pm +0000 Last revision to module: Jul 5, 2012 8:44 pm +0000

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