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Homework Help: Concept question, coil spring and energy.

  1. Dec 16, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A coil spring of mass m rests upright on a table. If you compress the spring by pressing down with your hand and then release it, can the spring actually leave the table? Explain, using the law of conservation of energy.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 16, 2009 #2
    Well before we help you through this problem we need to know if you have a working understanding of conservation of energy and the laws that go with it. You should try just stab at the question, then we can go from there.
     
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