1. ### B What's the importance of a spring force constant of 1634N/m?

Hi I'm new here and I've checked everywhere on google but I can't seem to find a website that'll tell me the spring force constant of items. Also what things would be in the range of a spring force constant of 163.427 N/m/
2. ### Spring characteristics when loaded with a mass

Homework Statement If a spring is loaded with a mass, the spring being completely vertical and the mass hanging below it there would be an extension in the spring relative to the mass applied/force applied according to hookes law. If the same spring was not vertical but coiled (similar to a...
3. ### How do you know when k in Hooke's law is positive or negativ

Homework Statement A 7.2-kg mass is hanging from the ceiling of an elevator by a spring of spring constant 150N/m whose unstretched length is 80 cm. What is the overall length of the spring when the elevator: (a) starts moving upward with acceleration 0.95m/s2 ; (b) moves upward at a steady...
4. ### Is it possible to apply energy conservation here?

Homework Statement Homework Equations Kinetic Energy =1/2*m*v^2 Spring Potential Energy = 1/2*k*x^2 Gravitational Potential Energy = m*g*h The Attempt at a Solution I am thinking to solve this problem using energy conservation but I feel that it is not possible to apply energy conservation...
5. ### Derive the formula for the frequency of a spring

Homework Statement Two masses m1 and m2 are joined by a spring of spring constant k. Show that the frequency of vibration of these masses along the line connecting them is ω = √[ k(m1 + m2) / (m1*m2) ] (Hint: Center of mass remains at rest.) Homework Equations f = w/2π w = √(k/m) F = -kx a = -...
6. ### Help with proportionality and literal equations

Homework Statement Its a series of problems essentially basically asking questions about solving proportionality . For example "Hooke's Law of a spring can be described by the equation F = -kx, where F is the force exerted by a spring, K us the spring constant, and X is the amount of distance...
7. ### Is energy profile of a spring asymmetric with +x and -x?

Homework Statement [/B] The problem is with part b(ii). This is an A level question so only elementary concepts are to be used. Homework Equations $$E = \frac{1}{2}kx^2$$ The Attempt at a Solution EPE should be max at 0, 0.4, 0.8 since E is a function of $x^2$. However, mark scheme only...
8. ### Resolving forces involving an elastic string

Homework Statement A light elastic string of natural length 0.3m has one end fixed to a point on a ceiling. To the other end of the string is attached a particle of mass M. When the particle is hanging in equilibrium, the length of the string is 0.4m. (a) Determine, in terms of M and g (take g...
9. ### Mass attached by two springs

1. Homework Statement The following problem is an example from the book ' Berkely - Waves by Frank S. Crawford Jr '. Mass 'M' slides on a frictionless surface. It is connected to rigid walls by means of two identical springs, each of which has zero mass, spring constant 'K' and relaxed length...
10. ### Mechanics - Hooke's law and energy conservation

Homework Statement One end of a light elastic string of stiffness mg/l and natural length l is attached to a point O. A small bead of mass m is fixed to the free end of the string. The bead is held at O and then released so that it will fall vertically. In terms of find the greatest depth to...
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### B Yield Point vs Elastic Limit

I don't understand the difference between the elastic limit and the yield point. I understand that if you stretch a material within the elastic limit, then the material should return to its normal shape. However, the yield point is described as the point at which a permanent increase in length...
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### Elastic potential energy problem

Homework Statement A 1.00kg mass and 2.00kg mass are set gently on a platform mounted on an ideal spring of force constant 40.0 N/m. The 2.00 kg mass is suddenly removed. How high above its starting position does the 1.00 kg mass reach? Related to it... An 87 g box is attached to a spring with...
13. ### Confused about Hooke's law when analyzed at different times

Homework Statement A.[/B] Suppose I have a block of mass 'M' that is attached to a wall via spring of coefficient 'k' , the spring has rest length Xo . Suppose I look at the problem at some time 't' such that the spring is being compressed and the block moves left ( moving towards x = 0 ) ...
14. ### Finding the Spring Constant

Homework Statement Force Extension in (m) 1.0 0.014. 1.5 0.032. 2.0 0.053. 2.5 0.071. 3.0 0.090. 3.5 0.110. 4.0 0.130. 4.5 0.148. 5.0 0.166...
15. ### I Approximating a spring constant for an air leg

Hi all, In short: For an air leg or air spring, there is a method using a Taylor approximation to find the spring constant for very small displacements, but I can't seem to figure out how it works. I've learned that air legs don't follow Hooke's law very much at all, except for when the...
16. ### I Spring within a spring

So I am doing tensile testing on an elastic electrical lead for biomedical purposes. The lead is encapsulated in an elastic tubing. Now the lead acts like a weak spring itself (coiled wire). I'm curious, if there are two springs with different k constants "within" each-other (one inside the...
17. ### Determining angular frequency and amplitude for SHM

Homework Statement A mass "m" is attached to a spring of constant "k" and is observed to have an amplitude "A" speed of "v0" as it passes through the origin. a) What is the angular frequency of the motion in terms of "A" and "v0"? b) Suppose the system is adjusted so that the mass has speed...
18. ### Help with spring stiffness calculation (k)

Hi I was given the following problem in my coursework: Homework Statement "A spring is initially compressed by 50mm when a steel ball of mass 2kg is released from just being in contact with the uncompressed spring. Determine the spring stiffness (k) of the spring." Homework Equations F = mg...
19. ### Updating the suspension of a car

Homework Statement A car driver updates the springs of a car by replacing the old springs with stiffer ones. The old springs give an amount of 8 cm when under the car, and their length when not under the car is 29 cm. The spring constant of the new springs is 30 % greater than that of the old...
20. ### Spring Force and mass

Homework Statement A 5.3kg mass hangs vertically from a spring with spring constant 720N/m. The mass is lifted upward and released. Calculate the force and acceleration the mass when the spring is compressed by 0.36m. Note: I already solved for acceleration and I got the correct answer-...
21. ### [Mechanics] Tension in bungee jumping

Homework Statement A bungee jumper of mass 60kg jumps from a bridge 24 m above the surface of the water. The rope is 12 m long and is assumed to obey Hooke's law. What should the spring constant of the rope be if the woman is to just reach the water? Homework Equations Ep=mgh E=1/2 kx^2 The...
22. ### B Why is there a negative in Hooke's Law (F = -kx)

For Hooke's Law, why is there a negative in F = -k*x? Is it because k is the reaction force against the force applied on the spring and not the force pushing or pulling on it? For example, let's say that the origin is set where the spring ends when it's in equilibrium with no forces applied to...
23. ### Uniaxial Tension Test

I conducted a uniaxial tension test for a variety of materials but wasn't able to gather much useful axial strain data due to the extensometer continually slipping. I have axial strain data for the linear elastic region of the stress strain curve and I also have the extension of the crossbar of...
24. ### Centrifugal force and elastic deformation

Homework Statement Consider a spring of natural length L_0 with constant k which rests on a horizontal frictionless surface. The spring is attached at one end to a fixed post and at the other end to a mass m. Suppose the spring is rotating around the post in a circle with angular velocity w...
25. ### Rod rotating about pivot with spring

Homework Statement Consider the following classic problem: we have a rod in the vertical position with a pivot at its midpoint and a spring attached to the bottom of the rod, perpendicular to the rod. The is rotated through a small angle theta to the vertical, and released. Find the period of...
26. ### Spring Constant in Hooke's Law

How does one arrive at the following equation to approximate spring constant for solids... using Hooke's Law F ∝-x ⇒ F = -kx and strain∝stress ? k = (m/a2) × (K/ρ)½ where k≡spring constant m ≡ mass of a single atom a ≡ atomic spacing K ≡ bulk modulus ρ ≡ density
27. ### Hooke's Law and plastic materials

Hi, About elastic and plastic materials: All materials exhibit elastic deformation up to a certain limit, beyond which they exhibit plastic deformation. Some materials, such as plasticine, have extremely tiny elastic regions, so we call them 'plastic materials'. Some, like rubber, have large...
28. ### Calculate the 'Feel' of a Drumhead?

As another of my personal music projects, I have wondered if it would not be possible to calculate the 'feel' of a drumhead (i.e. the amount of 'give' expressed as transverse displacement 'z' that an equally pre-tensioned circular membrane of radius 'r' experiences when struck on its plane at a...
29. ### Simple Hooke's Law Question

I am new here and I hope I posted this in the right place. I understand that Hooke's Law is F=-ks which states that the spring force is directly proportional but opposite to the difference of the distance from the stretched length of the string and the equilibrium length of the string. I just...
30. ### Need to find the source for a 3D Hooke's law equation to cite

Homework Statement I am using the 3D implementation of Hooke's law as found in wikipedia at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hooke%27s_law I need to find the actual source to cite it in a master's project software write up. Many professors do not consider wikipedia to be an acceptable source...