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Homework Help: Just curious

  1. Aug 19, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    can spring constants ever be negative??
     
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  3. Aug 19, 2009 #2

    kuruman

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    :rolleyes:

    Not unless the mass attached to the spring were also negative; otherwise you would end up with an imaginary frequency.
     
  4. Aug 19, 2009 #3
    Doesn't make sense to have something contract when you pull on it either :p
     
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