# [SOLVED] How much work does gravity do on the book?

How much work does gravity do on the book?

A 1.2 kg book is lying on a 0.70 m-hght table. you pick it up and place it on the bookshelf 2.2m above the floor.

How much work does gravity do on the book?

Update:

How much work does your hand do on the book?

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## Best Answer for How much work does gravity do on the book?

You do 1.2kg*9.8*1.5 = 17.6 J of work moving the book to the higher shelf.

That is the only source of work.

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Wg = mass * Gravity const. * Displacement
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work of gravity = mass x gravitational const x change in height

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