Posted by David on .
1.) A vertical spring with a spring constant of 450 N/m is mounted on the floor. From directly above the spring, which is unstrained, a 0.30 kg block is dropped from rest. It collides with and sticks to the spring, which is compressed 2.5 cm in bringing the block to a momentary halt. Air resistance neglible, from what height above the compressed string was the block dropped?