1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A spring of modulus 80 N and natural length 60 cm compressed to a length of 35 cm. find the thrust produced. 2. Relevant equations Is thrust the opposite of tension? Do we use T=-λ/initial length x (final length-initial length) ? Or do we just solve it without adding a negative sign? 3. The attempt at a solution T=(80/0.6)x(0.35-0.60)
Hi Kiely! Yes, it's just a fancy word for force (or compression). And why bother with a sign? … you know it'll be positive, so just write: T=(80/0.6)x(0.60 - 0.35)