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Work of spring

  1. Oct 23, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A spring has a natural length of 30 cm. If a 21 N force is required to keep it stretched to a length of 35 cm, how much work W is required to stretch it from 30 cm to 41 cm? (Round your answer to the nearest hundredth.)

    2. Relevant equations

    41cm-30cm=11cm so its .11m
    21n=.35mk k= 21/.35 k=60 so f(x)= 0 to .11 of 60x so the integration is 30x^2 |0 to .11

    so it should be 30(.11)^2 = 363/1000

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Oct 24, 2009 #2


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    What is your question?

    Yes, what you have doneis correct. Since you are told to "Round your answer to the nearest hundredth." your answer should be 0.36 Joules. (Don't forget the units, "Joules"- that's an important part of the answer.
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