posted by Clark .
A vertical spring with a spring constant of 410 N/m is mounted on the floor. From directly above the spring, which is unstrained, a 0.26-kg block is dropped from rest. It collides with and sticks to the spring, which is compressed by 2.8 cm in bringing the block to a momentary halt. Assuming air resistance is negligible, from what height above the compressed spring was the block dropped?