# Problem: A spring of negligible mass has force constant exttip{k}{k} = 1700 N/m. You may want to review (Pages 212 - 217).For related problemsolving tips and strategies, you may want to view a Video Tutor Solution of Motion with gravitational, elastic, and friction forces. How far must the spring be compressed for an amount 3.40 J of potential energy to be stored in it?You place the spring vertically with one end on the floor. You then drop a book of mass 1.40 kg onto it from a height of 0.800 m above the top of the spring. Find the maximum distance the spring will be compressed.

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A spring of negligible mass has force constant = 1700 N/m.

You may want to review (Pages 212 - 217).

For related problemsolving tips and strategies, you may want to view a Video Tutor Solution of Motion with gravitational, elastic, and friction forces.

How far must the spring be compressed for an amount 3.40 J of potential energy to be stored in it?

You place the spring vertically with one end on the floor. You then drop a book of mass 1.40 kg onto it from a height of 0.800 m above the top of the spring. Find the maximum distance the spring will be compressed.