How much work is done when a 155 g tomato is lifted 19.1 m?
Express your answer with the appropriate units.
An object can possess kinetic energy, the energy of motion, and/or potential energy, the energy of position. Energy can be transferred in many ways, one of which is in the form of work. Work, w, is the energy transferred when an object is caused to move a distance, d, against a force, F. Mathematically, we would write this as
Force is the product of mass, m, and acceleration, a:
When the acceleration is due to gravity, the symbol g is used instead of a, and its value is g = 9.81 m ⋅ s−2.
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