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A 2.40 kg object is hanging from the end of a vertical spring. The spring constant is 40.0 N/m. The object is pulled 0.200 m downward and released from rest. Complete the table below by calculating the translational kinetic energy, the gravitational potential energy, the elastic potential energy, and the total mechanical energy E for each of the vertical positions indicated. The vertical positions h indicate distances above the point of release, where h = 0

I have already found kinetic and gravitational potential energy. I need to find elastic potential energy at h=0, .2, and .4m

Elastic Potential Energy= .5kx squared

.5(40)(.2)squared=

.8 J is the incorrect answer, but i know .5kx squared is the right equation... what am I doing wrong??

At this height (.2 above the release point) I found the correct kinetic energy to be .81 J and the correct gPE to be 4.7088 J

I have already found kinetic and gravitational potential energy. I need to find elastic potential energy at h=0, .2, and .4m

Elastic Potential Energy= .5kx squared

.5(40)(.2)squared=

**.8 J**.8 J is the incorrect answer, but i know .5kx squared is the right equation... what am I doing wrong??

At this height (.2 above the release point) I found the correct kinetic energy to be .81 J and the correct gPE to be 4.7088 J

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