Hooke's Law - System of Springs

  • Thread starter noobish
  • Start date
  • #1
12
0

Homework Statement



http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/3814/hookes.jpg [Broken]

Assuming spring constant for system A (left) is k
Then system B (middle) is k/2 and system C (right) is 2k

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/7238/87792676.jpg [Broken]

How about this system? Thanks for helping.

Homework Equations





The Attempt at a Solution


Homework Statement





Homework Equations





The Attempt at a Solution


Homework Statement





Homework Equations





The Attempt at a Solution


Homework Statement





Homework Equations





The Attempt at a Solution

 
Last edited by a moderator:

Answers and Replies

  • #2
rock.freak667
Homework Helper
6,223
31
replace the two springs in parallel with the spring with the equivalent spring constant. Now you have two springs in series.
 
  • #3
146
0

How about this system? Thanks for helping.


How about it? Do you have a question? Showing us pretty graphs doesn't tell anyone what you're stuck on. Also, those bold sentences are there for a reason: use them. State the question, give the relevant equations, and show your attempt at a solution, and then maybe I can give you a hint (or someone else can -- I'm a beginning physics student as well, so I make a lot of mistakes!).
 
  • #4
Doc Al
Mentor
45,140
1,439
Assuming spring constant for system A (left) is k
Then system B (middle) is k/2 and system C (right) is 2k
Assuming you understand these statements, which describe the effect of adding springs in series or parallel, you can apply them directly to the new system. Hint: Start by replacing the bottom two springs by with an equivalent single spring.

Looks like rock.freak667 beat me too it! :smile:
 
  • #5
12
0
Assuming you understand these statements, which describe the effect of adding springs in series or parallel, you can apply them directly to the new system. Hint: Start by replacing the bottom two springs by with an equivalent single spring.

Looks like rock.freak667 beat me too it! :smile:

replace the two springs in parallel with the spring with the equivalent spring constant. Now you have two springs in series.

Thanks. Solved it. =D
 

Related Threads on Hooke's Law - System of Springs

  • Last Post
Replies
6
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
16
Views
6K
  • Last Post
Replies
7
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
6K
  • Last Post
Replies
3
Views
7K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
11
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
4
Views
4K
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
6K
Top