During spring semester at MIT, residents of the parallel buildings of the East Campus dorms battle one another with large catapults that are made with surgical hose mounted on a window frame. A balloon filled with dyed water is placed in a pouch attached to the hose, which is then stretched through the width of the room. Assume that the stretching of the hose obeys Hooke's law with a spring constant of 120 N/m. If the hose is stretched by 2.30 m and then released, how much work does the force from the hose do on the balloon in the pouch by the time the hose reaches its relaxed length?Number____________ units _____________

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During spring semester at MIT, residents of the parallel buildings of the East Campus dorms battle one another with large catapults that are made with surgical hose mounted on a window frame. A balloon filled with dyed water is placed in a pouch attached to the hose, which is then stretched through the width of the room. Assume that the stretching of the hose obeys Hooke's law with a spring constant of 120 N/m. If the hose is stretched by 2.30 m and then released, how much work does the force from the hose do on the balloon in the pouch by the time the hose reaches its relaxed length?

Number____________ units _____________

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Step 1

Since, the hose acts like a spring, the work done by the force from the hose on the balloon will be equal to the total elastic energy stored in the hose when it is stretched.

Step 2

Thus,

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