Problem 14P

Pushing on the pump of a soap dispenser compresses a small spring. When the spring is compressed 0.50 cm, its potential energy is 0.0025 J. (a) What is the force constant of the spring? (b) What compression is required for the spring potential energy to equal 0.0084 J?

Solution 14P

Step 1 of 3:

In this question, We need to find the force constant of the spring

In part b, we need to find the compression required to have mentioned potential energy

Data given

Distance compressed

Potential energy

Potential energy

Part a: