SAT Subject Physics Practice Question 456: Answer and Explanation
An amusement park ride called DaVinci's cradle swings the riders around a complete circle during the course of the ride.
Where on the ride is the potential energy the largest value?
A. Point A
B. Point B
C. Point C
D. Point D
E. Point E
Correct Answer: E
The correct answer is (E). The potential energy of the ride is the point at which the cradle is at the greatest height above its resting point.