SAT Subject Physics Practice Question 456: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 456


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.

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