# Potential Energy Calculation for a Jet Fighter

## What is potential energy and how is it calculated for a body at a certain height?

1. Given a jet fighter traveling at a height of 10,000 meters, what would the potential energy be?

## Potential Energy Calculation for a Jet Fighter

The energy of the body due to its position is called potential energy. If a body of mass 'm' is at height 'h' above the ground, then its potential energy with respect to earth will be -E[P] = mgh.

Assuming the mass of the jet fighter is 'm', the potential energy can be calculated by the formula E = mgh, where 'm' is the mass of the body, 'g' is the acceleration due to gravity (9.8 m/s^2), and 'h' is the height of the body above the ground.

## Calculation for the Jet Fighter's Potential Energy

Given that the jet fighter is traveling at a height of 10,000 meters:

E = m x g x h

E = m x 9.8 x 10000

E = 98000m

Therefore, the potential energy of the jet fighter at a height of 10,000 meters would be 98000m.