# The same force f is applied to each spring spring 1

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Unformatted text preview: same force F is applied to each spring. Spring 1 stretches a distance and spring 2 stretches a distance , where and . The total distance the combination stretches is EXECUTE: (a) gives and . . . . . Each spring stretches the same amount x. . Equating the two expressions for F gives 6.64. (b) The same procedure as in part (a) gives EVALUATE: For two springs the result in part (a) can be written as . The effective force constant for the two springs in series is less than the force constant for each individual spring. It takes less force to stretch the combination an amount x than to stretch either separate spring an amount x. 6.77. IDENTIFY and SET UP: Use Eq.(6.6). Work...
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## This note was uploaded on 04/15/2010 for the course PHYSICS 16 taught by Professor N.darnton during the Spring '10 term at Smith.

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