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Find the function of a spring?

  1. Aug 25, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

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    The problem states to find "y" which I'm assuming is the change in distance from the original point marked "y".


    2. Relevant equations
    Hooke's Law


    3. The attempt at a solution

    I'm pretty sure the change in Y is -0.1in

    P=-ky
    y=p/-k
    y=-0.1

    I have no idea how to express things as a function of k (second part of the question)

    Thanks!
     

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  3. Aug 25, 2011 #2
    Maybe it's clear for others, but I find the question totally vague.
     
  4. Aug 25, 2011 #3
    Yeah...that is why I'm quite confused. This isn't for physics either, this is "introductory" homework for strength of materials...
     
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