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Spring force

  1. Oct 25, 2006 #1
    I know this is probably an easy question but -

    A 1.10 kg block is held against a spring of force constant 0.2 104 N/m, compressing it a distance of 0.34 m. How fast is the block moving after it is released and the spring pushes it away?

    If someone could just point me in the right direction for this problem I'd appreciate it!
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  3. Oct 26, 2006 #2


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    Point ==> Energy
  4. Oct 26, 2006 #3
    Yup. Try posting your thoughts on this first. What type of energy does a spring store? What type of energy does a body in motion have? What is their relationship? Use this questions as a starter.
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