AP® Physics C: Mechanics

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Energy of Spring

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An object is attached to a spring and is pulled back to point A and then released from rest.

What can be said about the spring's energy at point B?

A Position vs. Time graph of its motion is given below.

A

Kinetic Energy is decreasing as the Potential Energy is also decreasing.

B

Kinetic Energy is decreasing as the Potential Energy is increasing.

C

Kinetic Energy is increasing as the Potential Energy is also increasing.

D

Kinetic Energy is increasing as the Potential Energy is decreasing.

E

Kinetic Energy is at a maximum and the Potential Energy is zero.