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Energy of a Hammer Dropped on Earth

For a hammer dropped on earth, the initial gravitational potential energy is 60.0 J.

What would be the initial gravitational potential energy for the hammer on the moon (where the acceleration due to gravity is 1.67 m/s(squared) if it is released from the same height in both places?

U(moon)= ?J

What would be the initial gravitational potential energy for the hammer on the moon (where the acceleration due to gravity is 1.67 m/s(squared)) if it is released from the same height in both places.

U(moon)
__________ =

U (earth)
=

Solution Summary

Questions of the hammer's gravitational potential energy on the moon and at points of release are answered in brief calculations.

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