(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A 0.766-kg mass is attached to a horizontal spring with k = 78.0 N/m. The Mass slides across a frictionless surface. The spring is stretched 25.53 cm from equilibrium, and then the mass is released from rest.

(a) Find the mechanical energy of the system.

(b) Find the speed of the mass when it has moved 3.63 cm.

(c) Find the maximum speed of the mass.

2. Relevant equations

Fs=-kx

K=(1/2)mv^2

Work = Integral( Kx) dx from a to b

3. The attempt at a solution

F=-(78.0 N/m * .2553 m) = 19.9134 N

W=(78x^2)/2 from 0 to .2553 = 2.54 J

I'm not sure where to go from here..

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# Horizontal Spring-Mass Problem

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