Part 1:A 0.55 kg mass sliding on a horizontal frictionless surface is attached to one end of a horizontal spring (with k = 475 N/m) whose other end is fixed. The mass has a kinetic energy of 15.0 J as it passes through its equilibrium position (the point at which the spring force is zero).
I know the answer to this is 0W, but I have no idea how to get it.At what rate is the spring doing work on the mass as the mass passes through its equilibrium position?
I don't know how to find the velocity of the object. I can find F with F=-kx, but I need velocity to complete the equation for Power=F*v.At what rate is the spring doing work on the mass when the spring is compressed 0.126 m and the mass is moving away from the equilibrium position?