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Gravitational potential energy

The gravitational potential energy $$(E_{p} $$ or $$ GPE)$$ on Earth is the energy stored by an object that has been raised from the surface of the Earth.

When you carry a ball up some stairs you are increasing the ball's gravitational potential energy. This energy can be converted to work when you let the ball drop down the stair.

A ball that is at the top of a hill has the potential to roll down the hill, converting its gravitational potential energy into kinetic (movement) energy.

Objects that have more mass have more gravitational potential energy.

The energy $$\Torange{(E_{\text{p}})}$$ required to raise a mass $$\Tblue{(m)}$$ up a vertical height $$\Tred{(h)}$$ is equal to $$$\Torange{E_{\text{p}}} = \Tblue{m} \times g \times \Tred{h} $$$ $$g$$ is the gravitational field strength near Earth's surface ($$10 \text{ N/kg})$$

A mass of $$10 \text{ kg} $$ at a height of $$10\um $$ above the Earth's surface has a gravitational potential energy of $$1000 \text{ J}.$$
A mass of $$10 \text{ kg} $$ at a height of $$10\um $$ above the Earth's surface has a gravitational potential energy of $$1000 \text{ J}.$$