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Gravitational Potential Energy: $\Delta U_g$ up an Incline

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A block slides a distance $d$ up an incline that makes an angle $ \theta $ with the horizontal.

John Krehbiel. Created for Albert.io. Copyright 2016. All rights reserved.

What is the change in the gravitational potential energy of the block?

A

$ mgd​ $

B

$ mgd\sin\theta $

C

$ mgd\cos\theta $

D

$ mgd\tan\theta $

E

$ \cfrac {mgd}{\sin\theta} $