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Springs - simple harmonic motion

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my question is: is there a way to find the work done to a spring when the only variable given is the distance (x)??


Homework Statement


For the pressure gauge, what work is done by the air on the spring?


Homework Equations


W = 1/2kx2
Fx = kx


The Attempt at a Solution


I cant really attempt anything because i dont have k, its not given and im not sure how to find it??
 

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LowlyPion
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If it is a pressure gauge what is it you would expect such a device to do? Will it measure say something like the pressure of the air? When it does that will it give a reading? What work will the air have done to affect that reading from the normal state?

Is there a diagram and more to the problem or just a general question about what work air pressure does inside a gauge?
 
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The question doesnt give any other information so i think your right, they just want a general answer. thanks i was freaking out cuz they didnt give enough info!!
 

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