A vertical ideal spring is mounted on the floor and has a spring constant of 132 N/m. A 0.80-kg block is placed on the spring in two different ways. (a) In one case, the block is placed on the spring and not released until it rests stationary on the spring in its equilibrium position. Determine the amount (magnitude only) by which the spring is compressed. (b) In a second situation, the block is released from rest immediately after being placed on the spring and falls downward until it comes to a momentary halt. Determine the amount (magnitude only) by which the spring is now compressed.
The Attempt at a Solution
First part is solved with an answer of 0.0594m. Second part has me lost.
EDIT: Solved problem.