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What is the force constant of the web?

  1. Nov 12, 2004 #1
    Using sense organs in her legs, a spider can detect vibrations in the web when her prey is captured. When trapped in one web, a 1.0×10-3 kg insect causes the web to vibrate at 15 Hz. What is the force constant of the web?
     
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  3. Nov 12, 2004 #2

    jin

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    frequency=omega/2*PI
    where omega=sqrt(K/m)

    u find K.
    m is mass.

    hope that makes sense
     
  4. Nov 12, 2004 #3

    jin

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    whoops i mean omega/(2*PI)
     
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