﻿ If g is the acceleration due to gravity on the earth’s surface, the gain in the potential energy of object of mass m raised from the surface of the earth to a height equal to the radius R of the earth is from Physics Gravitation Class 11 Manipur Board

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If g is the acceleration due to gravity on the earth’s surface, the gain in the potential energy of object of mass m raised from the surface of the earth to a height equal to the radius R of the earth is

• 2 mgR

• mgR/2

• mgR/4

• mgR

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mgR/2

Gravitational potential energy of body on earth's surface

At a height h from earth's surface, its value is

where Me = mass of earth
m = mass of body

Gravitational potential energy of body on earth's surface

At a height h from earth's surface, its value is

where Me = mass of earth
m = mass of body

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