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Homework Help: Real Springs

  1. Jul 16, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Since a real spring has mass, if another mass was attached to it, would the spring exert a greater force on the mass and have a smaller stretch, versus if this spring was an ideal spring?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jul 16, 2010 #2
    Show a free body diagram for both cases.
     
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