A spring with a spring constant of 5000 N/m is compressed 25 cm by a mass of 2 kg. The mass is released and the spring propels the mass across the floor. After the mass leaves the spring it experiences drag on the floor. The kinetic coefficient of friction between the mass and the floor 0.25.
What is the maximum speed of the cart?
How far does the cart slide before it come to a stop?
frictional work done = frictional force x distance travelled = mg x d
d= distance travelled by cart
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