Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-134-98855-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-13498-855-9

Chapter 13 - For Thought and Discussion - Page 245: 5


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We know that $F=-kx$. This means that the force, and subsequently the acceleration, will be 0 when the compression of the spring is 0. Thus, when the spring is in its natural uncompressed position, the force will be 0. The velocity will be 0 when the system changes direction. This occurs when the spring is completely stretched and when it is completely compressed.
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