An object dropped from the fiftieth floor of a building makes a louder noise upon impact with the ground than one dropped from the fifth floor. This is due to their initial difference in:

Gravitational energy


Gravitational energy is potential energy stored in the height of an object. This energy is converted into kinetic energy as the object falls to be again converted to heat and sound energy when the object hits the ground. Thus, the object dropped from the higher floor makes a louder noise because it builds more kinetic energy as it falls as a result of it having more initial gravitational energy.

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