A single mass m_1 = 4.6 \ kg hangs from a spring in a motionless elevator. The spring is extended...

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A single mass {eq}m_1 = 4.6 \ kg {/eq} hangs from a spring in a motionless elevator. The spring is extended {eq}x = 15 \ cm {/eq} from its unstretched length. What is the spring constant of the spring?

Spring:

Spring is the mechanical device which is used to store the mechanical energy, and this storing energy depends upon the spring constant. There are different types of springs, like helical spring, leaf spring.

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Given data

  • The hanging mass is: {eq}m_1 = 4.6\;{\rm{kg}} {/eq}
  • The extended length is: {eq}x = 15\;{\rm{cm}} = 0.15\;{\rm{m}} {/eq}


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Practice Applying Spring Constant Formulas

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Chapter 17 / Lesson 11
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In this lesson, you'll have the chance to practice using the spring constant formula. The lesson includes four problems of medium difficulty involving a variety of real-life applications.


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