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 7 - For Thought and Discussion - Page 130: 5


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We know that when a spring is decompressed (x=0), it has no potential energy. However, a force still may be acting on it, causing it to oscillate, so the force can be non-zero.
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