Math Problem Statement
he elastic energy stored in your tendons can contribute up to 35% of your energy needs when running. Sports scientists have studied the change in length of the knee extensor tendon in sprinters and nonathletes. They find that one sprinters’ tendons stretch 46 mm, while a nonathletes’ stretch only 26 mm. The spring constant for the tendon is the same for both groups, 40 N/mm. What is the difference in maximum stored energy between the sprinters and the nonathletes?
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Math Problem Analysis
Mathematical Concepts
Elastic Potential Energy
Spring Constant
Energy Conversion
Formulas
Elastic Potential Energy: E = 0.5 * k * x^2
Theorems

Suitable Grade Level
High School