Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321993721
ISBN 13: 978-0-32199-372-4

Chapter 4 - Exercises and Problems - Page 69: 66


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We know that two forces are acting on the mass i.e the force of gravity and the force from the spring. According to Newton's second law of motion $K\Delta y- mg=ma$ This simplifies to: $a=\frac{K\Delta y}{m}-g$
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