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Homework Help: Spring constant on the moon

  1. Sep 17, 2006 #1


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    is the same as the spring constant on earth right? My reasoning is that since Force is directly proportional to displacement, the k would remain the same. But we don't know that k is constant so I dont think that is a solid proof...
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  3. Sep 17, 2006 #2


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    Yes, nothing is different on the moon beyond having a lower gravity and lots of vacuum. The only things that would affect k would be temperature, work hardening or being pulled out too far, past its linear stress-strain point.
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