Hooke's law:

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

The springs in series experience the same force. That is:

F = F_{1} = F_{2}

The displacement of the mass, Δx, is equal to the extension of each sping.

Two springs with spring constants k_{1 }and k_{2} are connected in series, as shown in Fig. 4.19. What is the effective spring contant, k_{eff}?

Frequently Asked Questions

What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?

Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Spring Force (Hooke's Law) concept. You can view video lessons to learn Spring Force (Hooke's Law). Or if you need more Spring Force (Hooke's Law) practice, you can also practice Spring Force (Hooke's Law) practice problems.