Problem 16.5: Determine the spring constant of the spring

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A 500-gram red ball on an air track is attached to a compressed spring (at x = 0 m the spring is unstretched) as shown in the animation (position is given in meters and time is given in seconds). Determine the spring constant of the spring (assume v = 0 m/s at the beginning and end of the animation). Restart.


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