A spring with a constant of #8 (kg)/s^2# is lying on the ground with one end attached to a wall. An object with a mass of #8 kg# and speed of #6 m/s# collides with and compresses the spring until it stops moving. How much will the spring compress?
Kinetic energy of object
Potential energy stored in spring
According to law of Conservation of Energy
Total energy of object = Total energy absorbed by spring