If you've got a spring, one end pinned up the y axis, and a particle constrained to move along the x axis, but attatched to the other end of the spring, does it have any idea how far up the y-axis the spring is fixed?
A spring force is a force that results from the deformation of a spring. When a spring is compressed or stretched, it exerts a force in the opposite direction in an attempt to return to its original shape.
The magnitude of a spring force can be calculated using Hooke's Law, which states that the force exerted by a spring is directly proportional to its displacement from its equilibrium position.
Yes, a spring force can be separated into its components. When a spring is stretched or compressed along a single axis, the force can be separated into two components: the force in the direction of displacement and the force perpendicular to the displacement.
Yes, a spring force can be both attractive and repulsive. When a spring is compressed, it exerts a repulsive force in an attempt to return to its original length. When a spring is stretched, it exerts an attractive force in an attempt to return to its original length.
The stiffness of a spring, also known as its spring constant, directly affects the magnitude of the spring force. A stiffer spring will have a higher spring constant and therefore exert a greater force for a given displacement compared to a less stiff spring.