11th December 2019


What is the spring constant in Hooke's Law?

Hooke's Law states that the force needed to compress or extend a spring is directly proportional to the distance you stretch it. As an equation, Hooke's Law can be represented as F = kx, where F is the force we apply, k is the spring constant, and x is the extension of the material (typically in meters).

What happens when you increase the spring constant?

The period will increase as the mass increases. A stronger spring-with a larger value of k-will move the same mass more quickly for a smaller period. As the spring constant k increases, the period decreases.