What is the maximum kinetic energy in the following mass spring system: A 3.0 kilogram mass is attached to a spring having a spring constant of 30 N/m. The mass is pulled 0.20 meter from the spring's...

What is the maximum kinetic energy in the following mass spring system:

A 3.0 kilogram mass is attached to a spring having a spring constant of 30 N/m. The mass is pulled 0.20 meter from the spring's equilibrium position and released.

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The sum of the kinetic energy and potential energy in a system is a constant. Only the form of the energy changes.

For a spring with a spring constant of 30 N/m, the energy stored is equal to (1/2)*k*x^2 where x is the distance by which the...

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