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Problem: Two springs with spring constants k1 and k2 are connected in series, as shown in Fig. 4.19. What is the effective spring contant, keff?

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Hooke's law:

F=k·x

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

F = F1 = F2 

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

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Two springs with spring constants kand k2 are connected in series, as shown in Fig. 4.19. What is the effective spring contant, keff?

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