A block of mass m is released from rest on the frictionless incline. After sliding a certain distance, it compresses a spring and comes to rest at a distance of y beneath its original position. How much energy is stored in the spring?
Energy in a Spring
When a spring is compressed or stretched for a distance from the equilibrium position, there is some energy stored in the spring in the form of elastic potential energy. The energy depends on the distance from the equilibrium position.
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fromChapter 17 / Lesson 11
In this lesson, you'll have the chance to practice using the spring constant formula. The lesson includes four problems of medium difficulty involving a variety of real-life applications.