Phys Summer Unit 2 Note-Guide #3

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Unit 2: Energy Conservation and Transfer in Devices
Unit 2 Note-Guide #3 – Gravitational Potential Energy
What is Gravity? (Describe in your own words and share with class)
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Potential Energy is Energy that is stored and waiting to happen. We have discussed
__________ Potential Energy. Now, we will look at Gravitational Potential Energy.
Gravitational Potential Energy is the energy an object has due to its mass and height above
ground.
The equation for gravitational potential energy is GPE = mgh,
 m is the mass in kilograms (kg)
 g is the acceleration due to gravity (9.8 m/s2)
 h is the height above the ground in meters (m)
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Gravitational Potential Energy
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