A mass sitting on a horizontal, frictionless surface is attached to one end of a spring; the other end is fixed to a wall. 3.0 J of work is required to compress the spring by 0.12 m. If the mass is released from rest with the spring compressed, the mass experiences a maximum acceleration of 15 m/s2. Find the value of (a) the spring stiffness constant and (b) the mass.
SolutionStep 1We have to find out the temperature of the system if the provided average kinetic energy isdoubled. So, the equation for average kinetic energy, K avg.(3/2)k B Where, k - Boltzmann constant = 1.38 × 10 -23J/K B T - Temperature of the system Provided, T = 20 1