Firing a Ball using a Compressed Spring#

A compressed spring fires a ball of mass \(m\) directly upwards.

Part 1#

If the mass of the ball and the initial compression of the spring are both doubled (2x), (neglect air resistance) then,

Answer Section#

  • The ball will reach twice (2x) the height as before.

  • The ball will reach one quarter (0.25x) of the height previously reached.

  • The ball will reach four times (4x) the height as before.

  • The ball will reach half (0.5x) of the height previously reached.

  • The ball will reach the same (1x) height as before.

  • The ball will reach thrice (3x) the height as before.

Attribution#

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