Engineering Mechanics: Statics & Dynamics (14th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0133915425
ISBN 13: 978-0-13391-542-6

Chapter 14 - Kinetics of a Particle: Work and Energy - Section 14.6 - Conservation of Energy - Problems - Page 226: 76



Work Step by Step

We can determine the required speed as follows: According to the conservation of energy equation $T_1+V_1=T_2+V_2$ $\implies 0+\frac{1}{2}kx_1^2=\frac{1}{2}mv_2^2+\frac{1}{2}kx_2^2$ We plug in the known values to obtain: $\frac{1}{2}(50)(3.7)^2=\frac{1}{2}(2)v_2^2+\frac{1}{2}(50)(1.7)^2$ This simplifies to: $v_2=16.4~m/s$
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