# A 0.250 - kg block along a horizontal track has a speedof 1.50 m/s immediately before colliding with a light springof force constant 4.60 N/m located at the end of the track.(a) What is the spring’s maximum compression if the trackis frictionless? (b) If the track is not frictionless, would thespring’s maximum compression be greater than, less than, orequal to the value obtained in part (a)?

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A 0.250 - kg block along a horizontal track has a speed
of 1.50 m/s immediately before colliding with a light spring
of force constant 4.60 N/m located at the end of the track.
(a) What is the spring’s maximum compression if the track
is frictionless? (b) If the track is not frictionless, would the
spring’s maximum compression be greater than, less than, or
equal to the value obtained in part (a)?

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Step 1

According to law of conservation of energy, potential energy of the system is equal to kinetic energy

Step 2

The maximum compression of the spring is calculated b...

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