A spring is hanging from the ceiling. Attaching a 500 g physics book to the spring causes it to stretch 20 cm in order to come to equilibrium.
a. What is the spring constant?
b. From equilibrium, the book is pulled down 10 cm and released. What is the period of oscillation?
c. What is the book’s maximum speed?
d. At what position or positions does it have this speed?
a. 25 N/m
b. 0.8886 s
c. 0.707 m/s
d. At the equilibrium point