# A piece of cheese with a mass of 1.10 kg is placed on a vertical spring of negligible mass and a...

## Question:

A piece of cheese with a mass of 1.10 kg is placed on a vertical spring of negligible mass and a force constant k = 2400 N/m that is compressed by a distance of 17.0 cm. When the spring is released, how high does the cheese rise from this initial position? (The cheese and the spring are not attached.) Use 9.81 m/s{eq}^{2} {/eq} for the acceleration due to gravity.

## Energy Stored by a Spring:

Let a spring of constant k is acted upon by a force such that it got compressed by a distance x . Then the potential energy stored by the spring is given by {eq}E_P= \frac{1}{2}kx^2 {/eq}

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Chapter 17 / Lesson 11
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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.