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## Homework Statement

How do we derive the total spring constants of different mass spring systems

## Homework Equations

F= kΔx

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How do we derive the total spring constants of different mass spring systems

F= kΔx

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https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=711957

I was told to treat this as F1 = F2 and the displacements are equal.

I am struggling to convince myself that F(total) = F1=F2

any help gratefully received

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In the parrallel case I can see how the displacement is the same but again I am confused by the forces.

I guess I need a couple of spring balances

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