Problem 26P

The equilibrium length of a certain spring with a force constant of k = 250 N/m is 0.18 m. (a) What is the magnitude of the force that is required to hold this spring at twice its equilibrium length? (b) Is the magnitude of the force required to keep the spring compressed to half its equilibrium length greater than, less than, or equal to the force found in part (a)? Explain.

Solution 26P

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In this problem for part(a) to find the magnitude of force required to hold the spring. And in part(b) we need to explain , the magnitude of force required to keep the spring compressed to half its equilibrium length is greater than, less than or equal to the force calculated in part(a).