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- Homework Statement
- A mass of 1kg is dropped at a height of 6m on an ideal spring. Calculate the maximum spring displacement. Spring constant k=20N/m. Spring length is 5m.

- Relevant Equations
- F=kx

E= .5kx^2

the mass will drop 1 m before it comes in contact with the spring. I’m stuck afterward. Please help.

The total energy of 1 m is mgh= 1kgx9.8m/ss x 1m = 9.8J

9.8J = .5 x 20N/m x x^2 ---> x = .99 m

the spring is compressed by .99 m ?

The total energy of 1 m is mgh= 1kgx9.8m/ss x 1m = 9.8J

9.8J = .5 x 20N/m x x^2 ---> x = .99 m

the spring is compressed by .99 m ?

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