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I have to determine the potential energy of a hanging spring with a mass m in the end and spring constant k. I try to write down the force in the system

F = m*g + k*x

and integrate the force in order to get the potential energy

E_p = m*g*x+0.5*k*x*x

Does this look correct and is it possible to derive the mean displacement from the potential energy if one could neglect the kinetic energy.

Thanks in advance

Best regards

M

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