Question:

A toy airplane ejects its 8.4 g pilot using a spring with a spring constant of 5.2*10² N/m. The spring is initially compressed 5.2 cm. (a) Calculate the elastic potential energy of the compressed spri

A toy airplane ejects its 8.4 g pilot using a spring with a spring constant of 5.2*10² N/m. The spring is initially compressed 5.2 cm.
(a) Calculate the elastic potential energy of the compressed spring.
(b) Calculate the speed of the pilot as it ejects upward from the airplane.
(c) Determine the maximum height that the pilot will reach.

A toy airplane ejects its 8.4 g pilot using a spring with a spring constant of 5.2*10² N/m. The spring is initially compressed 5.2 cm. (a) Calculate the elastic potential energy of the compressed spring. (b) Calculate the speed of the pilot as it ejects upward from the airplane. (c) Determine the maximum height that the pilot will reach.