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2. Elastic Potential Energy

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An elastic object, such as a spring, is made of a substance that keeps to a particular shape without the influence of outside forces. When a force is applied, as when we stretch or compress a spring, the elastic object exerts an opposing force. When the outside force is released, the elastic object regains its original shape. Springs, rubber bands, guitar strings, balloons, and the air trapped in a shock absorber are all examples of elastic objects.

 

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