Q.38 Excercises And Problems

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### Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics

Book edition 4th
Author(s) Randall D. Knight
Pages 1240 pages
ISBN 9780133942651

# What is the total gravitational potential energy of the three masses in

The total gravitational potential energy is

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## Step1 : Given information

mass of ball

mass of ball

mass of ball

distance between ball and

Newton's gravitational constant

## Step 2: Explanation

From the given , the distance between mass and will be calculated by Pythagoras theorem,

the distance between mass and will be calculated by Pythagoras theorem,

the gravitational potential energy for mass to is calculated as,

The gravitational potential energy for mass to is calculated as,

The gravitational potential energy for mass to is calculated as,

The total gravitational potential energy