Item EG018004: For two books on a table, the book that weighs more has more gravitational potential energy.

A student places two books on a table. One book weighs less than the other book.

Which book has less gravitational potential energy? (Consider the reference point to be the floor.)

  1. The book that weighs less has less gravitational potential energy.
  2. The book that weighs more has less gravitational potential energy.
  3. Both books have the same amount of gravitational potential energy.
  4. Neither book has any gravitational potential energy.