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Elasticity Question

  1. Oct 11, 2007 #1
    A 0.230 kg block on a vertical spring with spring constant of 4.75 103 N/m is pushed downward, compressing the spring 0.058 m. When released, the block leaves the spring and travels upward vertically. How high does it rise above the point of release?

    I have some equations in front of me but i don't know which one to use because it seems none of them have to do with height. Can anyone help me?
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  3. Oct 12, 2007 #2

    Doc Al

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    Try conservation of energy.
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