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Mini-Quiz: Energy from Gravity for Objects Projected Downward

by Ron Kurtus (24 May 2013)

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



1. What happens to the potentail energy when an object hits the ground?

It becomes infinity

It does not vary

It becomes zero

2. Why does an object have an inital KE when you project it downward?

It has an initial velocity that causes the KE

No one is certain why that happens

The initial KE helps to compensate a lack of PE

3. What happens at the maximum height when an object is projected upward?

The KE equals the PE

The KE becomes zero and the PE relates to that height

The KE and the PE interchange values

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