- Classical Mechanics
An air-track glider collides with a spring
I have a problem just like it in my physics book, but the mass is different. In my book it is 600 g and the answer is 0.2 s.
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A 400 air-track glider collides with a spring at one end of the track. The figure 1 shows the glider's velocity and the force exerted on the glider by the spring. FIGURE 2
A.) How long is the glider in contact with the spring?