How much energy must the shock absorbers of a 1240 kg car dissipate in order to damp a bounce that initially has a velocity of 0.840 m/s at the equilibrium position? Assume the car returns to its original vertical position.
2. Relevant equations
Fs = -kx
The spring equation is he only thing that comes even close to making sense.
3. The attempt at a solution
I honestly don’t know how to even get started, do I use the spring equation or something else. We covered thermodynamics and waves recently so it has to be from there, I just can’t find any equation that would work.