Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 4 years ago

Find the spring constant?

A 6.79 kg bowling ball is dropped 2.85 m onto a large spring. If the bowling ball compresses the spring by 0.712 m, what must the spring constant of the spring be?

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  • 4 years ago
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    GPE gets transferred to SPE

    M*g*(h + x) = 1/2*k*x^2

    k = 2*(m*g*(h+x))/x^2

    Plug in numbers

    K = 936 N/m

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