Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 12 - Think and Explain: 51

Answer

A coil in the top portion of the spring supports nearly the whole weight of the spring. Other coils in the spring support less weight and don't stretch as far. Coils at the bottom don't stretch much at all.
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