# 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?

###### FREE Expert Solution

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

$\mathbf{PE}\mathbf{=}\mathbf{mgh}$

• m = mass of caterpillar
• g = acceleration due to gravity
• h = height
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###### Problem Details

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?