Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 12 - Think and Explain: 52

Answer

Coils at the top support more of the spring than those at the bottom, but if a heavy weight is suspended at the bottom, those differences become relatively small. All the coils will be supporting nearly the same weight. Though the top of the spring may be stretched more than the bottom, the differences will be much less noticeable.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 231.
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