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[tex]\frac{1}{6} m_s v^2[/tex]

Incase my latex is broken, its (1/6)(m_s)(v^2). Where m_s is the mass of the spring, and V is the velocity of the spring at it's tip.

I'm looking for a derivation for this equation, because it was just handed to me and I don't like using equations without knowing where they came from. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Thanks in advance :shy:

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# Kinetic Energy of Springs with Mass

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