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An archer pulls the bowstring back for a distance of 0.470 m before releasing the arrow. The bow and string act like a spring whose spring constant...

An archer pulls the bowstring back for a distance of 0.470 m before releasing the arrow. The bow and string act like a spring whose spring constant is 425 N/m.
(a) What is the elastic potential energy of the drawn bow?
(b) The arrow has a mass of 0.0300 kg.  How fast is it traveling when it leaves the bow?

This question was asked on May 11, 2010.

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