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WORKSHEET: KINETIC AND POTENTIAL ENERGY PROBLEMS

1. Stored energy or energy due to position is known as ____________________

energy.

2. The formula for calculating potential energy is _______________.

3. The three factors that determine the amount of potential energy in an object are

____________________, ____________________ and ____________________.

4. Potential energy is measured in units of _______________.

5. Mass must be measured in units of _______________.

6. Gravitational pull must be measured in units of _______________.

7. Height must be measured in units of _______________.

8. Calculate the potential energy of a rock with a mass of 55 kg while sitting on a

cliff that is 27 m high.

9. What distance is a book from the floor if the book contains 196 Joules of potential

energy and has a mass of 5 kg?

10. An automobile is sitting on a hill which is 20 m higher than ground level. Find the

mass of the automobile if it contains 362,600 J of potential energy.

11. Energy of motion is known as ____________________ energy.

12. The formula for calculating kinetic energy is _______________.

13. The two factors that determine the amount of kinetic energy in an object are

____________________ and ____________________.

14. Kinetic energy is measured in units of _______________.

15. Mass must be measured in units of _______________.

16. Velocity must be measured in units of _______________.

Name __________________________________ Period _____ Date ____________

Energy, Work and Power

17. Calculate the kinetic energy of the rock in problem #8 if the rock rolls down the

hill with a velocity of 8 m/s.

18. Calculate the kinetic energy of a truck that has a mass of 2900 kg and is moving

at 55 m/s.

19. Find the mass of a car that is traveling at a velocity of 60 m/s North. The car has

5,040,000 J of kinetic energy.

20. How fast is a ball rolling if it contains 98 J of kinetic energy and has a mass

of 4 kg?

Name: __________________________________________________ Date: ____________Period: _____

Energy, Work, and Power Page 1 of 2

WORKSHEET: POTENTIAL ENERGY PROBLEMS

Fill in the Blank:

1. Potential energy is the energy matter has as a result of its ___________________ or

___________________.

2. The more mass an object has the (more / less) potential energy it has.

3. The potential energy an object has due to its position is called ________________ potential energy.

4. The formula for calculating gravitational potential energy is PE = ___________.

5. The value of the g constant (the acceleration of all objects due to gravity) on earth is _________.

6. The SI (metric) unit for energy is _________________ and the symbol is __________.

Sample Problems:

1. PE = ? 2. PE = 30 J

m = 0.6 kg m = ?

g = 9.8 m/s

2

g = 9.8 m/s

2

h = 35 m h = 10 m

3. PE = 7.5 J 4. PE = ?

m = 1.6 kg m = 2 kg

g = 9.8 m/s

2

g = 9.8 m/s

2

h = ? h = 22 m

5. A 10 kg mass is lifted to a height of 2 m. What is its potential energy at this position?

Given Formula Substitution Answer (with units)

6. At what height is an object that has a mass of 16 kg, it its gravitational potential energy is 7500 J.

Given Formula Substitution Answer (with units)

Name: __________________________________________________ Date: ____________Period: _____

Energy, Work, and Power Page 2 of 2

HOMEWORK PROBLEMS:

7. PE = 8. PE = 52 J

m = 3 kg m = ?

g = 9.8 m/s

2

g = 9.8 m/s

2

h = 40 m h = 18 m

9. PE = 74 J 10. PE = ?

m = 3.8 kg m = 5 kg

g = 9.8 m/s

2

g = 9.8 m/s

2

h = ? h = 22 m

11. What potential energy is acquired by a hammer with a mass of 0.75 kg when raised 0.35 m?

12. A book with a mass of 1 kg is dropped from a height of 3 m. What is the potential energy of the book

when it reaches the floor?

13. At what height is an object that has a mass of 50 kg, if its gravitational potential energy is 9800 J?

14. What is the mass of an object if its gravitational potential energy is 3822 J and it is 15 m above the

ground?

15. An object with a mass of 20 kg and potential energy of 584 J is what distance above the ground?

Name: _______________________________________ Date: _____________________ Period: ________

Page 1 of 2

Write the equation and units for work:

1. A weight lifter lifts a set of weights a vertical distance of 2 m. If a constant net force of 350 N is exerted

on the weights, what is the net work done on the weights?

2. A shopper in a supermarket pushes a cart with a force of 35 N directed at an angle of 25 degrees

downward from the horizontal. Find the work done by the shopper on the cart as the shopper moves along a

50 m length of aisle.

3. If 2 J of wok is done in raising a 180 g apple, how far is it lifted?

4. For each of the following cases, indicate whether the work done on the second object in each example

will have a positive or a negative value.

a. The road exerts a friction force on a speeding car skidding to a stop.

b. A rope exerts a force on a bucket as the bucket t is raised up a well.

c. Air exerts a force on a parachute as the parachutist falls to Earth.

5. If a neighbor pushes a lawnmower four times as far as you do but exerts only half the force, which one of

you does more work and by how much?

Name: _______________________________________ Date: _____________________ Period: ________

Page 2 of 2

6. A worker pushes a 1500 N crate with a horizontal force of 345 N a distance of 24 m. Assume the

coefficient of kinetic friction between the crate and the floor is .22.

a. How much work is done by the worker on the crate?

b. How much work is done by the floor on the crate?

c. What is the net work done on the crate?

7. A .075 kg ball in a kinetic sculpture moves at a constant speed along a motorized vertical conveyor belt.

The ball rises 1.32 m above the ground. A constant frictional force of .35 N acts in the direction opposite the

conveyor belts motion. What is the net work done on the ball?

8. For each of the following statements, identify whether the everyday or the scientific meaning of work is

intended.

a. Jack had to work against time as the deadline neared.

b. Jill had to work on her homework before she went to bed.

c. Jack did work carrying the pail of water up the hill.

9. Determine whether work is being done in each of the following examples:

a. a train engine pulling a loaded boxcar initially at rest

b. a tug of war that is evenly matched

c. a crane lifting a car

Name ____________________________ Date _______________ Period _____

Worksheet: Work

Work Power and Energy Page 1 of 2

Write the equation and units for work:

1. How much work does Bobby perform in pushing a 35 N crate a distance

of 4 meters?

list known values formula substitution answer & units

2. How far will a 70 N crate be moved if 3500 J or work are accomplished?

list known values formula substitution answer & units

3. What force is needed to move a barrel 25-m if 225 J of work are accomplished?

4. Peggy uses a force of 40 N to move the grocery basket 18 meters. How much work

did she perform?

5. How far will a 150 N crate be moved if 600 J or work are performed?

6. What force is needed to lift a box that weighs 300 N if 15000 J of work are

accomplished?

Name ____________________________ Date _______________ Period _____

Worksheet: Work

Work Power and Energy Page 2 of 2

7. How far will a 700 N crate be moved if 2800 J or work are accomplished?

8. What force is needed to move a barrel 45-m if 3600 J of work are accomplished?

9. How much work does Billy perform if he pushes the 8000 N stalled car a distance?

of 25 meters?

10. Grant stands 3 meters from the check out at the grocery store holding a 20 N bag of

potatoes for 10 minutes. How much work does he perform?

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