What is the spring constant k?

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What is the spring constant k?

Spring constant:

A force when stretched or compressed exerts a force which opposes this change in the shape of the spring. The relation between the force applied to the spring and the change in length of spring is given by Hook's law. Springs find a wide use in different types of machines that we use today.

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Spring constant k is the force constant which appears in the Hook's law. The spring constant is a measure of the stiffness of the spring.

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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.


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