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A spring has a natural length of 20 cm. If a 25 N force is required to keep it stretched to a...

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A spring has a natural length of 20 cm. If a 25 N force is required to keep it stretched to a length of 30 cm.

a. Find the spring constant in Hooke's law.

b. Find the work required to stretch it from 20 cm to 40 cm using result from part (a).

Hooke's Law::

Hooke's law describes how the applied force affects the length of a certain spring system. According to this law, the force is linearly proportional to the change in the length with the spring constant as the constant of proportionality.

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(a) The equation for Hooke's law is given by

{eq}\displaystyle F = -kx {/eq}

where k is the spring constant.

Here, we have

{eq}\displaystyle F =...

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

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