Problem: Ten identical steel wires have equal lengths L, and equal "spring constants" k. The wires are connected end to end, so that the resultant wire has length 10L. What is the "spring constant" of the resulting wire?a. 0.1kb. kc. 10kd. 100k

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Equivalent spring constant for series springs:

1keq=1k1+1k2+ .... + 1kN

For equal k:

1/keq = N/k

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Ten identical steel wires have equal lengths L, and equal "spring constants" k. The wires are connected end to end, so that the resultant wire has length 10L. What is the "spring constant" of the resulting wire?

a. 0.1k
b. k
c. 10k
d. 100k

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