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4C - Mechanical Potential Energy

Concepts
  • Elastic Potential Energy
  • Gravitational Potential Energy
  • GPE Equation and Variables

Review / Summary 
    Use complete sentences unless otherwise directed.
  • Explain why the term "potential" is used in this form of energy. 
  • What is the main difference between elastic potential energy and gravitational potential energy (other than their names)?
  • Diagram and explain which would have more energy: If you dropped a water balloon on the ground from standing, or from a hot air balloon basket.  

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