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An archer pulls her bow string back 0.400 m by exerting a force that increases uniformly from zero to 240 N.

(a) What is the equivalent spring constant of the bow?
1 N/m
(b) How much work does the archer do in pulling the bow?
2 J


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    (a) k = (Maximmum force)/(Maximum deflection)

    (b) W = (1/2)(Maximum force)(Maximum deflection)

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