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Does the spring constant change when you are compressing a spring compared with stretching a spring? The the spring constant of a spring ever change?

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It should not since it is a spring CONSTANT right?
If the spring is only slightly extended or compressed, the spring constant should be just that: constant. But you can certainly get weird behavior if you seriously distort the spring by stretching it too much. Certain spring with high spring constants can also be 'over-compressed'.
|dw:1360474703639:dw|the def -or+ but you can make stetching spring do more work that compressing a spring

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Spring constant would be a constant as long as you are within the elastic limits... so that the strain is not permanent.. of course once you cross the yield strength , hooks law no longer is valid

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