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A basketball player throws a 1.2 kg ball 15 meters into the air. What is the increase in potential energy? What is the work done by the player?

Is the answer the same for each, because I'm getting the same answer but I feel like something is wrong...


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  1. PE = mgh = 1.2 * 9.8 * 15 = 176.4J
    you are correct
    work = energy, since both are in Joules

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