# A spring has damping constant 14, and a force of 12 N is required to keep the spring stretched...

## Question:

A spring has damping constant 14, and a force of 12 N is required to keep the spring stretched 0.5 m beyond its natural length. Find the mass that would produce critical damping.

## Hooke's Law:

Hooke's law is a physical law describing the relation between the force and the change in the length of a spring due to this force. This law states that the mentioned force varies linearly with the change in the length with the spring stiffness as the proportionality constant.

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Hooke's law is given by:

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

where

• {eq}F {/eq} is the restoring force
• {eq}k {/eq} is the spring constant
• {eq}k {...

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.