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Work Done on the Mass by a spring in the horizontal plane perpendicu to earth center

  1. May 10, 2009 #1
    Is there such thing?
    I know that PE = (1/2)kx^2.
    Does PE work in horizontal plane.
    I don't get the concept
    So like a person is spinning the mass.
     
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  3. May 10, 2009 #2

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    Re: Work Done on the Mass by a spring in the horizontal plane perpendicu to earth cen

    Spring PE will "work" in whatever plane the spring is in. As long as the spring is being compressed or elongated, spring PE is changing.
     
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