Problem: You may want to reference (Pages 15 - 16) Section 1.4 while completing this problem.Consider the two spheres shown here, one made of silver and the other of aluminum.Does the act of lifting the sphere off the ground increase the potential energy of the aluminum sphere by a larger amount, a smaller amount, or the same amount as the silver sphere?

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You may want to reference (Pages 15 - 16) Section 1.4 while completing this problem.

Consider the two spheres shown here, one made of silver and the other of aluminum.

The aluminum sphere has a composition equal to aluminum, a density equal to 2.70 grams per cubic centimeter, and a volume equal to 196 cubic centimeters. The silver sphere has a composition equal silver, a density equal to 10.49 grams per cubic centimeter, and a volume equal to 196 cubic centimeters.

Does the act of lifting the sphere off the ground increase the potential energy of the aluminum sphere by a larger amount, a smaller amount, or the same amount as the silver sphere?

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