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How to determine length of a spring

  1. Jun 19, 2015 #1
    Hi Everyone,

    Kind of a tough question here. How do I determine the length of a spring if we don't have any visual information about it? All we have is the spring rate & change of object position from when the spring is uncoiled, to fully coiled.

    Anyone have any ideas on this? I tried the hooke's law formula but it gave me some goofy length equations which wouldn't make sense.
  2. jcsd
  3. Jun 19, 2015 #2
    Also, the system is dampened and we have the resistance rates of the compression and rebound resistance.
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