Question
Wed August 15, 2012 By: Ekta Choudhary

find the maximum compression of the spring?

Expert Reply
Sat August 18, 2012
the kinetic energy in the block, KE = 1/2 mv2= 1/4 J
let compression be x
thus poential energy stored in the spring will be, PE = 1/2 kx2= 10x2
Thus by conservation of energy,
PE = KE
10x2=1/4
x= 0.16 m
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