I received a spring constant on the problem below to be .005 N/m.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I was wondering if this was even possible? When I got the frequency in the next part of the question, the frequency made sense, but i never thought a spring constant could come out to be so small.

A small fly of mass 0.13 g is caught in a spider's web. The web vibrates predominately with a frequency of 1.0 Hz.

(a) What is the value of the effective spring constant k for the web?

(b) At what frequency would you expect the web to vibrate if an insect of mass 0.54 g were trapped?

So is .005 N/m an acceptable spring constant? Thanks to anyone who responds.

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# Homework Help: Simple question about spring constant

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