How much does the spring get compressed in stopping the block?

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A 1.0kg block has a velocity of 8.0 m/s when it hits a spring constant k= 12 N/m. How much does the spring get compressed in stopping the block?

Oct 13th, 2015

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kinetic energy of block gets transferred as potential energy


0.5mv^2=0.5kx^2

0.5*1*8*8=0.5*12*x^2

64/12 =x^2

x=2.30 m

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