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Mini-Quiz: Energy from Gravity of Falling Objects

by Ron Kurtus (revised 15 February 2016)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.



1. What is the potential energy of an object at some height "h" above the ground?

PE = mv2/2

PE = KE

PE = mgh

2. It the object is not moving, what is its kinetic energy?

KE = 0

It depends on its height

KE = mgh

3. What is the final velocity when a dropped object hits the ground?

vf = 0

vf = √(2gh)

vf = PE + KE

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