In terms of height, the potential energy (P.E.) of an object is given as follows:
m = mass; g = acceleration due to gravity; h = distance of the object to the ground
For each of the following processes, does the potential energy of the object(s) increase or decrease?
(b) Water is pumped from ground level to the reservoir of a water tower 30 m above the ground.
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