Hooke's law:

$\overline{){\mathbf{F}}{\mathbf{=}}{\mathbf{k}}{\mathbf{\xb7}}{\mathbf{\u2206}}{\mathbf{x}}}$

Δx is the same for parallel springs.

Δx = Δx_{1} = Δx_{2}

Two springs with spring constants k_{1 }and k_{2} are connected in parallel, as shown in Fig. 4.18. What is the effective spring constant, keff? In other words, if the mass is displaced by x, find the keff for which the force equals F = -keffx.

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