Problem: An object is thrown directly upward with some initial speed v.Using conservation of energy, find the maximum height hmax to which the object will rise.Express your answer in terms of v and the magnitude of the acceleration of gravity g .

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Conservation of energy:

PEi+KEi=PEf+KEfmghi+12mvi2=mghf+12mvf2

vi = v m/s,  vf = 0 m/s, hi = 0m, hf = hmax

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An object is thrown directly upward with some initial speed v.

Using conservation of energy, find the maximum height hmax to which the object will rise.

Express your answer in terms of v and the magnitude of the acceleration of gravity g .

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