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Potential Energy of a Spring

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A marble, m, of mass 100 g is placed onto a platform attached to a spring. The weight of the marble compresses the spring 2 cm, as shown below. A force is then applied to the platform to compress the spring an additional 3 cm. When the force is taken away, the spring decompresses and launches the marble upward. What is the maximum height the marble obtains above the unstretched spring (the spring with no mass on it).

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