A 3.65\ \mathrm{kg} mass is hung from a spring with a k constant of 535.0\ \mathrm{N/m}. How far...


A {eq}3.65\ \mathrm{kg} {/eq} mass is hung from a spring with a {eq}k {/eq} constant of {eq}535.0\ \mathrm{N/m} {/eq}. How far does the spring stretch?

Hooke's Law

Hooke's Law if one of the fundamental principles in physics used to investigate objects undergoing simple harmonic motion. It is typically used to solve problems involving springs. It is mathematically described using the equation

$$\begin{align} F=-kx \end{align} $$

where {eq}\begin{align} F \end{align} {/eq} is the force applied on the spring, {eq}\begin{align} k \end{align} {/eq} is the spring constant, and {eq}\begin{align} x \end{align} {/eq} is the displacement of the spring.

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We are given

  • {eq}\begin{align} m=3.65\, \mathrm{kg} \end{align} {/eq} = mass of the object which is hung from the spring, and
  • {eq}\begin{align} k...

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Hooke's Law & the Spring Constant: Definition & Equation


Chapter 4 / Lesson 19

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what Hooke's Law is and use the equation for Hooke's Law to solve problems. A short quiz will follow.

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