# Work and Energy of a softball

#### FriskeCrisps

002 (part 1 of 4)
You throw a softball (of mass .350 kg) straight
up into the air. It reaches amaximum altitude
of 5.8 m and then returns to you.
What is the gravitational potential energy
of the softball at its highest position? Assume
the ball departed fromand returned to ground
level. Answer in units of J.
003 (part 2 of 4)
Assume no energy is lost by the softball while
it is in the air.
What is the kinetic energy of the softball as
of J.
004 (part 3 of 4)
What is the kinetic energy of the softball when
J.
005 (part 4 of 4)
What is the speed of the ball? Answer in
units of m/s.

2. Relevant equations
PE=massxgravityxdisplacement
KE=1/2xmassxvelocity(squared)
TE=PE+KE

3. The attempt at a solution

I solved for the first problem getting 19.894 Joules, but I ma having trouble solving for the second part. I can't seem to find the total energy.

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#### rootX

Assume no energy is lost by the softball while
it is in the air.
What is the kinetic energy of the softball as
of J.
004 (part 3 of 4)
Things fly when you provide them energy. In ideal situations, they reach their maximum height when all initial energy is converted into potential energy. So, you know the initial kinetic energy you provided to it.

Is this advanced physics question btw?

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