Hello all, I am looking for some assistance with a physics problem that I have for my physics class. Any help would be greatly appreciated because I have no idea where to start. Thank you all ahead of time for your help.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

The problem is:

A 10-g mass is attached to the end of an unstressed, light,

vertical spring (k = 49 N/m) and then dropped. Answer the

following questions by considering the potential energy due

to the spring plus the potential energy due to gravity, i.e.

measure distances from the equilibrium position of the spring

with no mass attached. (a) What is the maximum speed of the

falling mass? (b) How far does the mass drop before coming

to rest momentarily? (c) Repeat (a) and (b), but answer the

questions by considering the potential energy of the spring

with the mass attached, i.e. measure distances from the

equilibrium position of the spring with the mass attached.

I don't even know how to start with the problem so any help would be most appreciated.

-Rhaen-

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