(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A 26.0 kg box slides 4.0 m down the frictionless ramp shown in the figure, then collides with a spring whose spring constant is 170 N/m.

1-- What is the maximum compression of the spring?

2-- At what compression of the spring does the box have its maximum velocity?

this is killing me...

so acceleration is [tex]g sin (theta)[/tex] which is [tex]- 4.9 \frac {m}{s^2}[/tex] and after using kinematics I figure out the velocity that the block is hitting the spring with which is [tex]6.26 \frac {m}{s}[/tex] but then what?

If I had a gun to my head andhadto write something it'd be this:

[tex]\sum F = - m g sin (theta) + k x [/tex]

x here is delta x.

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# Homework Help: Block sliding to a spring on an incline

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