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Unformatted text preview: UP: Consider a force F applied to each end of the combination. Then and are the forces applied to each spring and EXECUTE: (a) . (b) The same procedure as in part (a) gives . EVALUATE: The effective force constant of the configuration is greater than any of the force constants of the individual springs. More force is required to stretch the parallel combination that is required to stretch each separate spring the same amount. IDENTIFY: The effective force constant is defined by , where F is the force applied to each end of the spring combination and x is the amount the spring combination is stretched. SET UP: Consider a force F applied to each end of the combination. The...
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