Carniel
  • Carniel
In Hooke’s law, what does k represent?Select one of the options below as your answer: A. mass of the spring B. length of the spring C. force of the spring D. stiffness of the spring E. width of the spring Btw plz don't forget to explain why.
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schrodinger
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anonymous
  • anonymous
k is a constant called the rate or spring constant (in SI units: N/m or kg/s2).
Carniel
  • Carniel
So I take it its C =0?
Carniel
  • Carniel
Hmm... But M and Kg are weight units so it might be A :o I guess ill go with A seems more legit and well stated.

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anonymous
  • anonymous
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hooke's_law
Carniel
  • Carniel
Still confused :x
anonymous
  • anonymous
x is the displacement of the spring's end from its equilibrium position (a distance, in SI units: metres);
Carniel
  • Carniel
So I was off big time... The Answer is B
anonymous
  • anonymous
Okay. Sweetie. The answer is D. The spring constant is an certain number (that's different for each spring) with specific units (Newtons per meter) that describe how hard the spring is to compress.

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