A mass m hangs from a spring with stiffness constant k. The spring is cut in half and the same mass hung from it. WIll the new arrangement have a higher or a lower stiffness constant than the original spring?
The Attempt at a Solution
I think that the spring will have the same spring stiffness. I dont feel that the spring constant is something that can be changed. If it was, then it shouldnt be called a constant.