# A load of 55 n attached to a spring that is hanging vertically stretches the spring 0.15 m. What...

## Question:

A load of 55 n attached to a spring that is hanging vertically stretches the spring 0.15 m. What is the spring constant? answer in units of n/m.

## Hooke's Law:

Hooke's law basically applies to springs, such that it relates the load or force applied to the stretching of the spring considering the spring constant. Hooke's law is given as {eq}\displaystyle F = k\Delta x {/eq}, where F is the applied force or load, k is the spring constant, and {eq}\displaystyle \Delta {/eq}x is the stretching of the spring.

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Determine the spring constant, k, using Hooke's law, {eq}\displaystyle F = k\Delta x {/eq}. For this problem, we are given an attached load of...

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

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Chapter 4 / Lesson 19
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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.