A ball with a mass of #160 g# is projected vertically by a spring loaded contraption. The spring in the contraption has a spring constant of #24 (kg)/s^2# and was compressed by #5/4 m# when the ball was released. How high will the ball go?
Mass of the ball
The spring constant
Compression of spring,
Let the height attained by the ball be h m
Here by the law of conservation of mechanical energy, the final potential energy of the ball at its maximum heightwill be equal to the potential energy of the compressed spring.