A force of newtons will compress a spring metres. What is the spring constant of the spring?
Step 1: Given data
Force (f) =
Displacement of the spring (x) =
Step 2: Formula used
According to Hooke's law, , where F is the force applied, k is the spring constant and x is the displacement of the spring.
Step 3: Calculate spring constant
We, know that , thus on re-arranging, we get:
On substituting the given values in the equation, we get:
Thus, the spring constant of the spring will be .