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Equation for combined strings force constant

  1. Mar 28, 2005 #1
    you have two strings, one has force constant K1, the other Force Constant K2.
    You hook the two strings together.

    I need to see a derived euqation using K1 and K2 to find KTOTAL (the force constant when he two strings are placed together).

    Please keep things as simple as possible :D thx
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  3. Mar 28, 2005 #2

    Doc Al

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    Figure it out for yourself! Hint: If the two strings are in series, the tension in each must be equal.
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