An object of mass m starts from rest and slides a distance d down a frictionless incline of angle. While sliding, it contacts an unstressed spring of negligible mass as shown in Figure. The object slides an additional distance x as it is brought momentarily to rest by compression of the spring (of force constant k). Find the initial separation d between object and spring. (Use theta, g for acceleration due to gravity, and m, k and x as necessary.)© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 24, 2021, 5:31 pm ad1c9bdddf
A block released on an incline compresses the spring and moves up again, the initial separation is calculated.