Problem: The accompanying photo shows a pipevine swallowtail caterpillar climbing up a twig. Does the change in potential energy depend on the caterpillars speed of climb?

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Potential energy (PE) → energy of an object relative to its position


PE=mgh

  • m = mass of caterpillar
  • g = acceleration due to gravity
  • h = height
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The accompanying photo shows a pipevine swallowtail caterpillar climbing up a twig. Photograph of a caterpillar climbing a twig.

Does the change in potential energy depend on the caterpillars speed of climb?

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