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Pogo Stick Problem

  1. Oct 13, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Steven, with a mass of 47.8 kilograms, jumps up to a height of 1.26 meters on a pogo stick with a spring constant of 14700 newtons per meter. (The bottom of the uncompressed pogo stick spring is 1.26 meters above the ground.)

    a. What is Steven's speed when the spring is compressed 22.0 centimeters? Hint: When the spring is compressed 22.0 centimeters, Steven has fallen more than just 1.26 meters.

    b. What is the maximum distance the spring compresses?

    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
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