Problem: A 5.00-kg block is moving at 6.00 m/s along a frictionless, horizontal surface toward a spring with force constant k=500 N/m that is attached to a wall. The spring has negligible mass.(a) Find the maximum distance the spring will be compressed.(b) If the spring is to compress by no more than 0.400 m, what should be the maximum value of v0?

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A 5.00-kg block is moving at 6.00 m/s along a frictionless, horizontal surface toward a spring with force constant k=500 N/m that is attached to a wall. The spring has negligible mass.
(a) Find the maximum distance the spring will be compressed.
(b) If the spring is to compress by no more than 0.400 m, what should be the maximum value of v0?

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