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QUICK Help on Momentum Physics Lab

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Homework Statement


I know the answer to this question but I just need to know how I can prove this in a laboratory fashion...

Here is the question:

Why doe s a spring continue to vibrate and eventually come to rest when stretched and then released??

It has something to do with calculating efficiency but I dont know how to prove that in a lab.



Homework Equations


I think you have to use Ee = 1/2 k x^2
F x = +/- k x


The Attempt at a Solution


I know the answer to the question but I need to verify how I can prove this if asked to do so in a lab

Thanks a lot!!
 

Answers and Replies

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Astronuc
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Find some notes on damped harmonic oscillator.
 

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