Lesson: Deformation of Springs
In this lesson, we will learn how to use the formula F = kx to calculate the deformation of a spring, defining the spring constant as the resistance of a spring to deformation.
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Worksheet: 20 Questions • 12 Videos
The graph shows the length of a spring as the force applied to it changes. What is the spring constant?
The graph shows the extension of a spring as the force applied to it changes. What is the spring constant?
A rocket is launched from Earth, accelerating uniformly. Inside the rocket are control panels, and some of the controls contain springs. A spring in one of the controls that is vertically aligned has a force constant of 555 N/m. The spring is stretched by 2.5 cm under a load with a mass of 1.2 kg.
What is the downward force on the spring? Answer to one decimal place.
What is the rocket’s upward acceleration? Answer to one decimal place.
What was the extension of the spring before the rocket’s launch? Answer to the nearest millimeter.