Find the gravitational potential energy of the stone. A stone weighing 1.5 kilograms is resting on a rock at a height of 20 meters above the ground. The stone rolls down 10 meters and comes to rest on a patch of moss. The gravitational potential energy of the stone on the moss is joules. (Use PE = m × g × h, where g = 9.8 N/kg.)


Answer 1

A stone weighing 1.5 kilograms is resting on a rock at moss which is at a height of 10m whose gravitational potential energy is 147 J.

What is gravitational Potential Energy ?

Gravitational potential energy is an energy acquired by an object due to a change in its height when it is present in a gravitational field. It is denoted by P or U. and it its expressed in joule. Gravitational potential energy is given by U = mgh where m is the mass of the object, g is acceleration due to gravity and h is the height.

when we take an object of mass m to a certain height in the field of gravitation, we can say that body has potential energy and we release that body from that height, it falls.


Weight = 1.5 kg = 1.5*9.8 N = 14.7 N.

height = 20 m to 10 m.

Potential Energy U = ?

Stone has come to the moss where it has height 10m and we have to find P.E. there. si height is 10m

P.E. = mgh = 14.7*10 = 147 Joules

Hence potential energy of the stone is 147 J.

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Answer 2
Answer: We can ignore all that business about resting on the rock and
rolling down part of the way and then resting on the moss.
Its potential energy right now doesn't depend on what happened
to it yesterday. We don't care.

All we care about is that we're walking along in the park and we
notice a 1.5kg rock lying in moss 10 meters above the ground.

Gravitational potential energy
= (mass) · (gravity) · (height)

= (1.5 kg) · (9.8 N/kg) · (10 m)

= 147 (kg · N · m / kg)

= 147 joules

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