One end of a light elastic string, of natural length 0.8, is attached to a fixed point o, and the other end is attached to a particle of mass 5kg. When the particle hangs in equilibrium vertically below o, the length of the string is 1.3m
a) Calculate the modulus of elasticity of the string.
b) Determine the energy stored in the string.
so i've written down
m=5 l=0.8 x=0.5
i know
kinetic energy =
and
Potential energy =
I don't actually know what potential energy and kinetic energy is but i know those equations and i know i need to use them somehow!
ok so for kinetic energy i assume straight away is 0 as the particle isn't moving therefore v=0
for potential energy i get
5*9.8*0.5 = 24.5N
and i realise that as it hangs in equilibrium - forces up = forces down.
does this mean that T(tension in the string) = Potential energy?
therefore T=24.5?
I also know the modulus of elasticity is denoted by
and that Force =
so would i be right to form this equation
and the solve for ?
I also know that energy stored is
so obviously i need to complete part a to solve this easy equation :/