Problem: Suppose you toss a tennis ball upward.  (c) What happens to the potential energy of the ball as it moves higher?a) The potential energy of the ball increases. b) The potential energy of the ball decreases.

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Kinetic energy → energy of motion

K.E.=12mv2

Potential energy → stored energy, by virtue of its position 

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Suppose you toss a tennis ball upward.  (c) What happens to the potential energy of the ball as it moves higher?


a) The potential energy of the ball increases. 

b) The potential energy of the ball decreases.

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