Physics
posted by Tim .
In a room that is 2.69 m high, a spring (unstrained length = 0.28 m) hangs from the ceiling. A board whose length is 2.22 m is attached to the free end of the spring. The board hangs straight down, so that its 2.22m length is perpendicular to the floor. The weight of the board (145 N) stretches the spring so that the lower end of the board just extends to, but does not touch, the floor. What is the spring constant of the spring?

Elongation of the spring is
x=2.69 –(2.22+0.28) = 0.19 m
mg= kx
k=mg/x 145/0.19=763.16 N/m
Respond to this Question
Similar Questions

physics
In a room that is 2.13 m high, a spring (unstrained length = 0.30 m) hangs from the ceiling. A board whose length is 1.58 m is attached to the free end of the spring. The board hangs straight down, so that its 1.58m length is perpendicular … 
physics
In a room that is 2.78 m high, a spring (unstrained length = 0.30 m) hangs from the ceiling. A board whose length is 1.94 m is attached to the free end of the spring. The board hangs straight down, so that its 1.94m length is perpendicular … 
physics
A spring with an unstrained length of 0.074 m and a spring constant of 2.4 N/m hangs vertically downward from the ceiling. A uniform electric field directed vertically upward fills the region containing the spring. A sphere with a … 
Physics #43
A spring with an unstrained length of 0.076 m and a spring constant of 2.6 N/m hangs vertically downward from the ceiling. A uniform electric field directed vertically upward fills the region containing the spring. A sphere with a … 
Physics
A spring with an unstrained length of 0.076 m and a spring constant of 2.6 N/m hangs vertically downward from the ceiling. A uniform electric field directed vertically upward fills the region containing the spring. A sphere with a … 
Physics
A spring with an unstrained length of 0.066 m and a spring constant of 2.3 N/m hangs vertically downward from the ceiling. A uniform electric field directed vertically upward fills the region containing the spring. A sphere with a … 
Physics PLEASE HELP!
A spring with an unstrained length of 0.076 m and a spring constant of 2.6 N/m hangs vertically downward from the ceiling. A uniform electric field directed vertically upward fills the region containing the spring. A sphere with a … 
physics
A 0.67kg metal sphere oscillates at the end of a vertical spring. As the spring stretches from 0.10 to 0.21 m (relative to its unstrained length), the speed of the sphere decreases from 5.35 to 4.55 m/s. What is the spring constant … 
Physics
A spring with an unstrained length of 0.075 m and a spring constant of 2.7 N/m hangs vertically downward from the ceiling. A uniform electric field directed vertically upward fills the region containing the spring. A sphere with a … 
Physics
Three different masses are attached to a spring which hangs down vertically from the ceiling. A metric ruler hangs from the ceiling next to the spring and measures how far from the ceiling the sping hangs. When a 110 N weight is attached …