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Homework Statement


A 700 g block is released from rest at height h(not) above a vertical spring with spring constant k= 400 N/m and negligible mass. The block sticks to the spring and momentarily stops after compressing the spring 19.0 cm. How much work is done (a) by the block on the spring and (b) by the spring on the block? (c) What is the value of h(not)? (d) If the block were released from height 2.00h(not) above the spring, what would be the maximum compression of the spring?


Homework Equations


h(not)=h0

Work on block wb= -1/2 kx^2
h(not)=-x +1/2 kx^2/mg
to find x :kx^2 -2mgx - 4mgh(not) = 0



The Attempt at a Solution


a. i used work on block and got 7.22J
b. would be opposit energy of work on block thus being -7.22J
c.used h(not) and got 0.86 m
then from finding x i used quadratic formul and got x=0.26 m
d. do not know how to find2.00h(not)

Homework Statement





Homework Equations





The Attempt at a Solution

 

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You seem to have answered problem d at the end of problem c. I think you need
3 significant digits in your answer.
 

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