A 0.29-kg stone is held 1.2 m above the top edge of a water well and then dropped into it. The well has a depth of 4.5 m. (a) Relative to the configuration with the stone at the top edge of the well, what is the gravitational potential energy of the stone−Earth system before the stone is released? J (b) Relative to the configuration with the stone at the top edge of the well, what is the gravitational potential energy of the stone−Earth system when it reaches the bottom of the well? J (c) What is the change in gravitational potential energy of the system from release to reaching the bottom of the well?

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A 0.29-kg stone is held 1.2 m above the top edge of a water well and then dropped into it. The well has a depth of 4.5 m.

(a) Relative to the configuration with the stone at the top edge of the well, what is the gravitational potential energy of the stone−Earth system before the stone is released?
J

(b) Relative to the configuration with the stone at the top edge of the well, what is the gravitational potential energy of the stone−Earth system when it reaches the bottom of the well?
J

(c) What is the change in gravitational potential energy of the system from release to reaching the bottom of the well?

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