Physics 101- Introduction to Mechanics
March 11- Work- Kinetic Energy Theorem

 

 

 

 
 

 

  Work Done by a Spring
 

A 250 g stone is dropped onto a vertical spring with spring constant 2.5 N/cm.  The stone becomes attached to the spring and the spring compresses 12 cm before momentarily stopping.  What is the speed of the block just before it hits the spring?
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Loyola Marymount University
Spring 2002