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Find the elongation of a spring of mass

  1. Jun 5, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Find the elongation of a spring of mass "m" natural length "l" force constant "k" when it is hung to a ceiling ?
    2. Relevant equations
    cant able to write a relevant equation..

    3. The attempt at a solution
    i have considered a small element of thickness "dy" and length from the ceiling "y",and then net force on it is (weight of the remaining spring down + weight of the small element) ...
    and i am not sure wether im correct...
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  3. Jun 6, 2009 #2


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    Hi peeyush_ali! :wink:
    Yes, that looks fine! …

    what do you get? :smile:
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