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A 17-kg rock is on the edge of a 103-m cliff.
(a) What potential energy does the rock possess relative to the base of the cliff?
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(b) The rock falls from the cliff. What is its kinetic energy just before it strikes the ground?
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  • physics -

    (a) Surely your text material incudes the formula for gravitational potential energy. Use it.

    (b) The kinetic energy increase at the bottom equals the potential energy calculated in part (a)

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    we don't have textbooks, and my teacher dosent teach, he just gives us really hard homework:(

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    Yeah! Right!

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    a) mass*gravity*height= gravitational potential energy.
    17*103*9.8= x Joules

    b) as the object falls the potential energy is converted to kinetic. so just before it hits the ground all of the potential energy has become kinetic.

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    A 20 kg rock is at the edge of a cliff 100 m above the ground. What is the potential energy of the rock?

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