Block on slope with spring at bottom HELP

In summary, the question is asking for the distance a 1.3 kg mass will travel up a 25 degree frictionless inclined plane after being released from a compressed spring with a spring constant of 416 N/m. The spring is compressed 11 cm before being released. This is a quiz question and assistance is needed.
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A spring (k= 416 N/m) is at the bottom of a 25 degree frictionless inclined plane. The spring is compressed 11 cm and a 1.3 kg mass is placed against the spring. The spring is released. Calculate the distance up the incline that the mass travels before coming to a stop for the first time.

thats the Q that i need help with... its a quiz question so help ASAP would b nice.

Thanks in advance
 
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AznRico said:
A spring (k= 416 N/m) is at the bottom of a 25 degree frictionless inclined plane. The spring is compressed 11 cm and a 1.3 kg mass is placed against the spring. The spring is released. Calculate the distance up the incline that the mass travels before coming to a stop for the first time.

thats the Q that i need help with... its a quiz question so help ASAP would b nice.

Thanks in advance
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nm i got it, thanks for looking.. was helping a friend do his online quiz
 

1. How does the slope affect the behavior of the block?

The slope plays a significant role in determining the behavior of the block. It determines the magnitude and direction of the force acting on the block, which in turn affects its motion.

2. What is the role of the spring in this system?

The spring at the bottom of the slope acts as a restoring force, pulling the block back towards its equilibrium position. It helps to regulate the motion of the block and can affect its speed and acceleration.

3. How do the mass and stiffness of the spring affect the block's motion?

The mass of the block affects its inertia and thus, its resistance to motion. A heavier block may require more force to move it up or down the slope. The stiffness of the spring determines how much force is needed to stretch or compress it, which can affect the speed and amplitude of the block's oscillations.

4. What factors can cause the block to lose energy and slow down?

The block can lose energy and slow down due to friction between the block and the slope, air resistance, and the conversion of kinetic energy into other forms of energy such as heat or sound. The stiffness and damping of the spring can also affect the rate of energy loss.

5. How can we calculate the maximum displacement of the block on the slope?

The maximum displacement of the block on the slope can be calculated using the equation x = A*sin(2πft), where A is the amplitude of the motion, f is the frequency, and t is time. The amplitude can be determined by measuring the distance between the equilibrium position and the maximum displacement of the block, and the frequency can be calculated using the period of oscillation.

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