Problem: A 6.0-kg box moving at 5.0 m/s on a horizontal, frictionless surface runs into a light spring of force constant 75 N/cm. You may want to review (Pages 183 - 189). For related problemsolving tips and strategies, you may want to view a Video Tutor Solution of Motion with a varying force.Use the work-energy theorem to find the maximum compression of the spring.

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A 6.0-kg box moving at 5.0 m/s on a horizontal, frictionless surface runs into a light spring of force constant 75 N/cm.

You may want to review (Pages 183 - 189).

For related problemsolving tips and strategies, you may want to view a Video Tutor Solution of Motion with a varying force.

Use the work-energy theorem to find the maximum compression of the spring.

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