An ice cube of mass 50.0 g can slide without friction up and down a 25.0 degree slope. The ice...

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An ice cube of mass 50.0 g can slide without friction up and down a 25.0 degree slope. The ice cube is pressed against a spring at the bottom of the slope, compressing the spring 0.100 m. The spring constant is 25.0 N/m.

Part A: Identify the initial and final gravitational potential energies.

Part B: Identify the initial and final elastic potential energies.

Spring Constant:

It is the quality of a spring that is responsible for the stiffness of a spring. As the value of spring constant increases, it becomes difficult to stretch a substance. It depends on the proportion of the force operating on a spring to the displacement that occurred due to the employed force.

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Given Data

  • Mass of the ice cube is {eq}m = 50.0\;{\rm{g}}{/eq}.
  • The angle made by the slope is {eq}\theta = 25^\circ{/eq}.
  • Change in spring due to...

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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.


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