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The spring of a spring gun has force constant
Calculate the speed with which the ball leaves the barrel if you can ignore friction.
Calculate the speed of the ball as it leaves the barrel if a constant resisting force of
For the situation in part B, at what position along the barrel does the ball have the greatest speed? (In this case, the maximum speed does not occur at the end of the barrel.)
What is that greatest speed?
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