Explore BrainMass
Share

Explore BrainMass

    Springs in a Series

    This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

    Consider two massless springs connected in series. Spring 1 has a spring constant k_1, and spring 2 has a spring constant k_2. A constant force of magnitude F is being applied to the right. When the two springs are connected in this way, they form a system equivalent to a single spring of spring constant k.

    a) Find the spring constant k' of the three-spring system.
    Express your answer in terms of k_1, k_2, and k_3.

    © BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 9, 2019, 9:05 pm ad1c9bdddf
    https://brainmass.com/physics/applied-physics/spring-constant-spring-system-173056

    Attachments

    Solution Summary

    In this solution, the author provides the mathematical equation necessary to find the spring constant k of the three-spring system.

    $2.19