# Finding k from t and mWatch

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How can I find the spring constant of a spring from the time of 10 spring oscillations and the mass of the weights attached to the spring?
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7 months ago
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(Original post by tlsp)
How can I find the spring constant of a spring from the time of 10 spring oscillations and the mass of the weights attached to the spring?
Well, what formulae about springs do you know?
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Thread starter 7 months ago
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(Original post by Kevin De Bruyne)
Well, what formulae about springs do you know?
There's, of course, Hookes law - F = k x ΔL

and I think that's the only spring constant formula I know.
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7 months ago
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(Original post by tlsp)
There's, of course, Hookes law - F = k x ΔL

and I think that's the only spring constant formula I know.
Have you studied simple harmonic motion?

http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/shm2.html

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(Original post by Kevin De Bruyne)
Have you studied simple harmonic motion?

http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/shm2.html

Hey thanks man! Helped a lot
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