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Spring constant calculation

  1. Nov 3, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    as drawn on the picture. a spring with spring constant k is connected to a fixed wall at one end, and the other end is connecting a proof mass. on the other side of the proof mass, there is a same spring connecting together.

    what is the overall spring constant of the system. it is 2k, or 0.5k.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

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  3. Nov 3, 2008 #2


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    Welcome to the PF. How is "spring constant" defined in terms of other quantities in problems like these? Can you use that definition to help you answer your question?
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