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Problem Potential Energy at Different Heights

Potential energy of a body near the planet surface
Level 1 (suitable for all)
Level 1 does not require any previous knowledge. Suitable for absolute beginners.

What potential energy does a person who has a weight of 70 kilograms have when he/she climbs the following building:

  1. Leaning Tower of Pisa, \(57 \, \mathrm{m}\).

  2. Eiffel Tower, \(300 \, \mathrm{m}\).

  3. Burj Khalifa, \(828 \, \mathrm{m}\).

Solution tips

Use Sauron's Eye to find the formula for potential energy.

Exercise solutions

Solution for (a)
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Beispiel 1: Potentielle Energie berechnen
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Solution for (b)
Beispiel 2: Potentielle Energie berechnen
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Solution for (c)
Beispiel 3: Potentielle Energie berechnen
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