g'day, any chance of some help with this spring question... can't seem to get my head around it.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

an ideal spring is hung vertically from the ceiling. when a 2kg mass hangs at rest from the spring it extends by 6cm. a downward external force is now applied to the mass to extend the spring an additional 10cm. while the spring is being extended by the force what is the work done by the spring?

i think the original force is simply calculated form F=ma.... right?

but do i then find the springs constant from F=kx ?

and add the extension distances together for U=(1/2)kx^2 ??

not to sure....

thanks in advance

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# Homework Help: Springy stuff

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