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K is the proportionality constant (Hooke's law)

  1. Feb 27, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    F=kx

    What does k represent?

    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution

    k is the proportionality constant of restoring force over displacement. Or with respect to displacement?
     
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  3. Feb 27, 2013 #2
    Also, angular frequency is the derivative of what? Theta with respect to time right? No that is angular velocity (which is not the same as angular speed or angular frequency).
     
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  4. Feb 27, 2013 #3

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    Elastic modulus. And it should be F = -kx.
    angular frequency = angular speed = magnitude of (the vector) angular velocity.
     
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