A ball of mass **m** is held a height **H**
above above a floor,
in an area where the gravitational field
points straight down with **g = 9.8 m/s^2**.

If the ball is released, it _________ because it is pulled by the ______________ force. The size of the force on the ball is ________.

As it falls, the ball gains Kinetic Energy at the expense of ____________________ Energy. How much GPE does the ball have originally? __________.

If **H = 2 m**
and **g = 9.8 m/s^2**,
then

a ball of mass m = 0.1 kg has GPE = a ball of mass m = 0.5 kg has GPE = a ball of mass m = 1.0 kg has GPE = a ball of mass m = 3.0 kg has GPE =

The GPE of an object some distance **H**
above the floor depends on its ___________.
We can say that the GPE per unit of mass
(i.e. per kilogram) is _________,
which has units of ________ per _________.

We could call this quantity
"Gravitational Potential Energy per Unit
Mass between Floor and Ceiling",
or abbreviate it to
**Gravitational Potential between Floor and Ceiling.**

A ball of charge **q** is held a height **H**
between two electrically charged plates,
in an area where the electric field field
points straight down with **E = 3 N/C **.

If the ball is released, it _________ because it is pulled by the ______________ force. The size of the force on the ball is ________.

As it falls, the ball gains Kinetic Energy at the expense of ____________________ Energy. How much EPE does the ball have originally? __________.

If **H = 2 m**
and **E = 3 N/C **,
then

a ball of charge q = 0.1 C has EPE = a ball of charge q = 0.5 C has EPE = a ball of charge q = 1.0 C has EPE = a ball of charge q = 3.0 C has EPE =

The EPE of an object some distance **H**
above the negative plate depends on its ___________.
We can say that the EPE per unit of charge
(i.e. per Coulomb) is _________,
which has units of ________ per _________.

We could call this quantity
"Electric Potential Energy per Unit
Charge between Positive and Negative Plate",
or abbreviate it to
**Electric Potential between Positive and Negative Plate,**
or abbreviate it even more to
**Voltage between Positive and Negative Plate.**

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