In a physics lab experiment, a compressed spring launches a 31 g metal ball at a 35° angle. Compressing the spring 18 cm causes the ball to hit the floor 1.8 m below the point at which it leaves the spring after traveling 5.6 m horizontally. What is the spring constant?
Frequently Asked Questions
What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?
Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Springs & Elastic Potential Energy concept. You can view video lessons to learn Springs & Elastic Potential Energy. Or if you need more Springs & Elastic Potential Energy practice, you can also practice Springs & Elastic Potential Energy practice problems.
How long does this problem take to solve?
Our expert Physics tutor, Julia took 7 minutes and 27 seconds to solve this problem. You can follow their steps in the video explanation above.