Question
Suppose you have a 0.750-kg object on a horizontal surface connected to a spring that has a force constant of 150 N/m. There is simple friction between the object and surface with a static coefficient of friction $\mu_s = 0.100$. (a) How far can the spring be stretched without moving the mass? (b) If the object is set into oscillation with an amplitude twice the distance found in part (a), and the kinetic coefficient of friction is $\mu_k = 0.0850, what total distance does it travel before stopping? Assume it starts at the maximum amplitude. Question by OpenStax is licensed under CC BY 4.0. Final Answer 1.$4.91 \textrm{ mm}$2.$9.46 \textrm{ mm}\$
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