# Does a book falling from a shelf have gravitational energy?

Yes; while on the shelf it has potential energy due to gravity of mgh where m = mass and g =gravity acceleration and h is height fom floor.

As it falls its potential energy is converted to kinetic energy mv squared/2 where v = velocity

### When a book is moved from a higher shelf to a lower shelf what changes?

Gravitational potential energy

### What is the total machanical energy of a book falling off the shelf?

There is gravitational potential energy (PE) and kinetic energy (KE). PE = mgh KE = 1/2 mv2 The sum of these would represent the total mechanical energy of the book.

### What is the energy transfer in a falling book?

Gravitational Potential Energy to Kinetic energy to sound and heat energy

### What kind of energy does a book on a shelf has?

kinetic because i t has force of falling down

### What is gravitional potential energy?

Potential energy that is dependent on height is called gravitational potential energy. Potential energy is energy of position. ex: A book on a shelf has gravitational potential energy. Formula: G.P.E.=Weight x Height

### Give an example of gravitational potential energy?

a book sitting up on a shelf. gravity can potentionally pull it down if pushed.

### Why does a book on a high shelf have more potential energy then on a low shelf?

How does a book on a higher shelf have more potential energy than a book on the lower shelf

### Would a book have more potential energy on the floor or on top of a shelf?

On top of a shelf because it would have a higher GPE (gravitational potential energy). It has the "potential" (ability) to fall due to the force of gravity in this context.

### Is a book on a shelf potential energy?

Yes it is. Because it has the POTENTIAL of falling off. Very simple physics, learned that in 6th grade.

### The kinetic energy of a book on a shelf is equal to the work done to lift the book to the shelf?

no, but the POTENTIAL energy may equal the work done to life the book to the shelf

### How is book on a shelf a potential energy?

its physics term for the fact that it is not in motion (kinetic energy) but it is above the ground, so at any moment it could "potentially" have kinetic energy by falling to the floor.

### What is the total mechanical energy of a book falling off a shelf at a time when its potential energy is 50 J and its kinetic energy is 60 J?

Gravity. That energy is called gravity. Take it from an unknown person

### What is the potential energy of a book with mass of 2 kg book sitting on a shelf 2 meters above the ground?

Multiply mass*height*gravitational acceleration. So it contains approximately 40J

### A 5 kg book falls from a shelf. If it lands with a speed of 5.7 ms from what height did it fall?

It fell from approx 1.66 metres. The mass of the book is irrelevant except to confirm that it was massive enough not to be significantly affected by air resistance.

### A falling book in mid-air has what kindof energy?

A falling book in mid-air has what kind of energy?

### What is responsible for a book falling?

-- Somebody dropping it. -- The mutual gravitational forces between the book and the Earth.

### Is a book sitting on the top shelf potential energy?

A book, no matter where it sits, is an organized and bound assembly of paper with information stored on it. The book has some mass, and like any mass, its gravitational potential energy relative to the floor can be defined in terms of its mass and its distance above the floor.

### What is the gravitational potential energy of a 2 kg book on a shelf 2 m high?

It is approx 39.2 Newtons.

### When a book is moved from a higher shelf to a lower what changes?

When a book is moved from a higher shelf to a lower shelf, the only significant thing that changes is the potential energy of the book: when the book is on the higher shelf, it's potential energy will be higher than when it is on a lower shelf. Potential energy is calculated using the formula: PE = mgh Where: m = mass of the object h = height of the object g = force of… Read More

### What kind of energy does a book on a shelf have?

It has mechanical energy. The exact type of energy is potential.

### What is the relationship between the work done to lift a book to place it on a bookshelf and the potential energy of the book on the shelf?

There is no direct relationship because the potential energy of the book on the shelf is defined relative to an arbitrary base line at which the potential energy would be zero. The work done in raising the book is the increase in the potential energy of book from however much PE it had in its previous location - for example, on a lower shelf.

### Which form of energy is represented by a book lying on a desk which form of energy is represented by book falling off a desk?

Lying on a desk: Potential energy Falling off a desk: Kinetic Energy

### Which energy transformation occurs as a book falls from the top of your book shelf towards the floor?

When the book is at an elevation it has potential energy and as it falls this is converted to kinetic energy

### What sort of energy does a book have if it falls off a high shelf?

It has gravitational potential energy and kinetic energy.

### What is the gravitational potential energy of a book with a mass of .5 kg sitting on a shelf 1.5 meters above the floor?

energy is mass x gravity acceleration x height = .5 x 9.81 x 1.5 = 7.36 joules

### If a book has fallen what energy has it change from?

A falling book exhibits a change from potential energy (rest) to kinetic energy (motion).

### What happens to the kinetic energy of a falling book when the book hits the floor?

turns into vibration and heat energy.

### How can you increase the potential energy in a book sitting on a bookshelf?

put the book higher up on the shelf

### How can you increase the amount of potential energy in a book sitting on a bookshelf?

Place it on a higher shelf. If it has to stay on the same shelf, then its potential energy can only be increased by adding some pages to it.

### Which form of energy is represented by a book falling off a desk?

Potential energy being converted into kinetic energy.

### What is the relationship between the work done while moving a book to a higher bookshelf and the potential energy that the book has on higher shelf?

Potetial energy is the energy an object has because of its position or location, or its energy of position.

### Why does a book on a high shelf have more potential energy than on a low shelf?

Since potential energy equals mgh. When h, height increases potential energy also increases. If h is 0 then p.e is 0/

### What kind of energy is stored in a book on a table?

The idea is that, since it is above ground level, it has gravitational potential energy.

### What energy is a book on a shelf?

Potential Energy If it falls, it will then be subject of gravity, so it has the potential of becoming energetic. -------------------- The bookshelf could also catch fire and the book would release energy as heat.

### What is the relationship between the work done while moving a book to a higher bookshelf and the potential energy the book has on the higher shelf?

The potential energy has increased by exactly the amount of work done on the book.

### What is the potential energy of a 2- kg book sitting on a shelf 2 meters above the ground?

Use the formula for gravitational potential energy: PE = mgh (mass x gravity x height). Since you are using SI units, gravity is 9.8 meters/second2. 39.2 J

### How much work is done moving a 2.5 kg book to a shelf 3.0 m high?

The book acquires (2.5 x 3) = 7.5 joules of gravitational potential energy. You'll have to do at least that much work, plus whatever it takes to account for the inefficiency of motions, muscle metabolism etc.

### What is the gravitational potential energy of the book relative to the floor?

potential anergy you dumn idiots

### The fourth book on the third shelf find the noun?

The fourth book on the third shelf. nouns are book and shelf. Nouns are the names of people places and things. Book is a thing shelf is a thing

### How many joules of potential energy does a 1N book gain when it is elevated 4m?

If Gravitational potential energy = weight X height, then the book should gain 4joules

### A book lying on the table kinetic or potential energy?

I"m not sure why this question is here instead of Physics, but a book on a table has potential energy. The book falling off the table (i.e., in motion) has kinetic energy.