A ball with a mass of #400 g# is projected vertically by a spring loaded contraption. The spring in the contraption has a spring constant of #32 (kg)/s^2# and was compressed by #3/7 m# when the ball was released. How high will the ball go?
In the given situation, one notices that the spring energy is converted into kinetic energy which inturn is converted into potential energy. So in the end spring energy is converted into potential energy.
We'll use the near-earth potential energy equation.
So the object is placed on a spring of spring constant
Given that the object is of mass
Simplify that further and you'll get the answer I gave up there.