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A Fisherman's Scale: Spring Constants and Vibrations

A fisherman's scale stretches 2.8cm when a 3.7kg fish hangs from it.
(a) What is the spring constant?
(b) What will be the amplitude and frequency of vibration if the fish is pulled down 2.5cm more and released so that it vibrates up and down?

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Solution Summary

The solution provides calculations for questions with regards to a fisherman's scale with a fish hanging on it. Included are calculations of the spring constant and the amplitude and frequency of vibration for the fish.