If there is formula for elastic potential energy then derive it

Asked by tajuddin saif | 24th Oct, 2010, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

Dear Student,

The elastic potential energy stored in a stretched spring can be calculated by finding the work necessary to stretch the spring a distance x from its un-stretched length:

an ideal spring will follow Hooke's Law:

The work done (and therefore the stored potential energy) will then be:

Hope that satisfies your query.

Answered by  | 24th Oct, 2010, 12:53: PM

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