Posted by **Alex** on Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 11:51am.

A 1.2kg block is dropped from 48cm above a spring in equilibrium. The force constant for the spring is 124N/m. Calculate the maximum compression in the spring.

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**SraJMcGin**, Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 11:55am
You might try some of the following links:

http://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=mcafee&p=how+to+calculate+maximum+compression%2C+Physics

Sra

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**drwls**, Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 12:05pm
If X is maximum spring compression, and H is the height from which the block falls (0.48 m), conservation of energy tell you that

M g (H + X) = (1/2) k X^2

where k is the spring's force constant.

Solve for X

Take the positive root of the resulting quadratic equation.

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