Register to reply

Spring Potential

by jimmy42
Tags: potential, spring
Share this thread:
Apr24-12, 12:05 AM
P: 51
If I have a spring connected to a roof with a natural length of l, then the spring potential at any point can be given as


Assuming the datum is at the roof.

If the datum is at the natural length of the spring then the equation is


The trouble I have is to dertmine c. Could anyone give some tips on that?

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution
Phys.Org News Partner Science news on
Study links polar vortex chills to melting sea ice
Lab unveil new nano-sized synthetic scaffolding technique
Cool calculations for cold atoms: New theory of universal three-body encounters

Register to reply

Related Discussions
Potential energy of a spring Introductory Physics Homework 4
Spring Potential Energy Introductory Physics Homework 1
Spring Potential Energy Advanced Physics Homework 1
Potential Energy of a Spring Introductory Physics Homework 7
Potential Energy of a Spring? Introductory Physics Homework 2