Change in potential energy:
Height, h = L - L cosθ
A 1100kg wrecking ball hangs from a 14m -long cable. The ball is pulled back until the cable makes an angle of 30.0° with the vertical.
By how much has the gravitational potential energy of the ball changed?
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