A 2 kilogram block is dropped from a height of .45 meter above an uncompressed spring. The spring has an elastic constant of 200 newtons per meter and negligible mass. The block strikes the end of the spring and sticks to it.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

A) Determine the distance that the spring is compressed

B) Determine the maximum compression of the spring

C) Determine the amplitude of the SHM

Mass = 2kg

Height = .45m

k = 200N/m

for A...I think I have to use conservation of energy, but I don't know what to put for the maxmium speed of the block.

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# Homework Help: Determine the distance that the spring is compressed

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