posted by mike on .
A 2.40 kg object is hanging from the end of a vertical spring. The spring constant is 53.0 N/m. The object is pulled 0.200 m downward and released from rest. Complete the table below by calculating the translational kinetic energy, the gravitational potential energy, the elastic potential energy, and the total mechanical energy E for each of the vertical positions indicated. The vertical positions h indicate distances above the point of release, where h = 0.
h(m) KE(J)PE-gravity(J) PE-elastic(J)