A 0.473 kg mass is attached to a spring with a spring constant 110 N/m so that the mass is...

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A 0.473 kg mass is attached to a spring with a spring constant 110 N/m so that the mass is allowed to move on a horizontal frictionless surface. The mass is released from rest when the spring is compressed 0.119 m. Find the maximum force on the mass.

Spring Force

If a spring is expended or compressed from its natural length, then a spring force will act which will act in such a way that it will try to restore the natural length of the spring. The spring force for an ideal spring is directly proportional to the expansion/compression of the spring from its natural length.

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Given :

  • The spring constant of the spring is, {eq}k = 110 \ N/m {/eq}
  • The maximum compression in the spring is, {eq}\Delta x = 0.119 \ m {/eq}


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