A Hooke's law spring is compressed a distance d and is used to launch a particle of mass m vertically to a height h above its starting position. Under double the compression, the spring is now used to launch a particle of mass 2m. How high does the second mass rise above its starting position?

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A Hooke's law spring is compressed a distance d and is used to launch a particle of mass m vertically to a height h above its starting position. Under double the compression, the spring is now used to launch a particle of mass 2m. How high does the second mass rise above its starting position?

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Step 1

Apply the law of condservation of energy for the initial case.

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Step 2

Apply the law of condservation of energy for the second case.

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Step 3

Rearranging the ...

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