Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 11 - Oscillations and Waves - Problems: 3

Answer

$5.6 \times 10^2 N/m$.

Work Step by Step

Find the spring constant by dividing the magnitude of applied force by the displacement. An force of 210N-75N = 135 N force caused a displacement of 24 cm. $$k=\frac{F}{x}=\frac{135N}{0.24m}\approx 5.6 \times 10^2 N/m$$
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