# physics - spring constant k?

in Hooke's Law - F=-kx, what does it mean if k=0.8349? Inelasticity? What can you deduct from that?

this is for a simple newtonian spring.

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• Anonymous
9 years ago

K = Nm^-1

K = Newtons per meter

The K Constant just shows how much Force it takes to Stretch it out (1m)

Because K is Less than one

it tells you that the force required is less than proportional to the distance it stretches

meaning it takes less force to stretch it out

It K is large then it means it takes A large force to stretch it out to 1m or just to stretch it out

• 9 years ago

k is the elasticity. (The property of which an material which causes it to restore to its original shape after it's been distorted)

The higher the k value the more force it takes to stretch the spring. x is the distance of the stretch.

• 4 years ago

T = 2 pi sq. root of ( m / ok ) 3 = 2 pi sq. root of ( m/ ok ) or, squarring on the two aspects, you get 9 = 4 (pi)^2 x m / ok consequently, spring consistent ok = 4 (pi)^2 m / 9. it is your answer. if 'm fee is given you will get a numerical answer!!!! stable success.