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        The Math of Energy | Distance & Potential Energy

        With a few pieces of information, one can calculate the distance between the village of Manang and Annapurna III by setting up a camera in the Manang village and using some basic geometrical functions, including similar triangles and the sine, cosine, and tangent functions. The Annapurna III mountain is located in the Annapurna Conservation Area of Nepal. The mountain stands at 7,575 meters, which is much higher than any mountain in the United States. Additionally, using the conservation of energy, one can calculate the speed of a falling rock if it were dropped from the top of Annapurna III and relate the kinetic energy of the falling rock with the potential energy of the rock perched at the peak of Annapurna III.


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