A 1.5kg crate falls from a height of 2.0m onto an industrial spring scale with a spring constant of 1.5 X 10^5 N/m. At its greatest compression the reading on the scale is:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

My work:

mgh= PE

(1.5kg*9.81m/s*2.0m)= 30J

The potential energy of the crate is 30J

The Force of the crate is 1.5kg* 9.81m= 14.75

Would the force of the crate be equal to the force of compression

Thank you

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# Homework Help: Spring an crate question

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