Height of an Object with GPE Calculator

The equation for gravitational potential energy is GPE = mgh, where m is the mass in kilograms, g is the acceleration due to gravity which is a constant = 9.8 on Earth, and h is the height above the ground. This online calculator assists you to calculate the height of an object in space given its gravitational potential energy (GPE) and mass.

Find Height From GPE and Mass of an Object

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The equation for gravitational potential energy is GPE = mgh, where m is the mass in kilograms, g is the acceleration due to gravity which is a constant = 9.8 on Earth, and h is the height above the ground. This online calculator assists you to calculate the height of an object in space given its gravitational potential energy (GPE) and mass.

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Formula:

Height (M) = Gravitational Potential Energy (J) / (Mass (Kg) x Gravitational Acceleration) Where, Gravitational Acceleration = 9.8 m/s2

Example

An object of mass 50 kg has a GPE of 9800 J, find the height of the object.
Height = 9800 / (50x 9.8)
=20 m

In general, the gravitational potential energy (GPE) arises from the law of gravity and is equal to the work done against gravity to bring a mass to a given point in space.

Gravitational potential energy, or GPE, is like height energy. The higher up an object is placed, the more GPE it has.


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