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True or False: The work required to stretch a spring changes linearly with the amount of stretch.

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True or False:

The work required to stretch a spring changes linearly with the amount of stretch.

Work Done on Springs:

The work done on springs are also referred to as the work needed to stretch the length of the spring. The general equation for this work is shown below.

$$W = \dfac{1}{2}k(\Delta x)^2 $$

Where:

  • {eq}W {/eq} is the work.
  • {eq}k {/eq} is the spring constant.
  • {eq}\Delta x {/eq} is the change in length of the spring.

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