GCSE Physics

GPE Example

Abid the IT technician lifts a 15kg monitor from the floor onto a table 1.2m high. Calculate its gain in GPE.

GPE = mgh
GPE = 15 × 10 × 1.2
GPE = 180 J

In this case we assume it's on Earth, and gravity is 10 N/kg.

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