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Posted by john on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at 6:22pm.

a object potential energy is described as 1/2kx^2.
what does k and x represent?
thanks.

This is the PE in a stretched spring.

k is the spring constant, x is the distance the spring is stretched (or compressed).

Read up on Hookes' law.

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