Consider the accompanying diagram. Ball A is allowed to fall and strike ball B. Assume that all of ball A’s energy is transferred to ball B at point I and that there is no loss of energy to other sources. Calculate the kinetic energy and the potential energy of ball B at point II. For a falling object, the potential energy is given by PE = mgz, where m is the mass in kilograms, g is the gravitational constant (9.81 m/ s2), and z is the distance in meters.

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