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Simple Harmonic Motion

  1. Mar 26, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A 50 g mass hanger hangs moitionless from a partially stretched spring. When a 91 gram mass is added to the hanger, the spring stretch increases by 7 cm. What is the spring constant of the spring (in N/m)? (Assume g = 9.79 m/s2.)


    2. Relevant equations
    F=k(delta)L-mg
    k(delta)L(sub_e)=mg
    (delta)L=(delta)L(sub_e)-y

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I tried to use the three formulas above to solve for k, however; since I don't know the equilibrium position, I can't find y, which is the displacement of the mass from the equilibrium position.
     
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  3. Mar 26, 2009 #2
    Nevermind!
     
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