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I really don't understand how to work out the forces, extensions or spring constants for springs in series or springs in parallel could someone please explain these concepts to me? Thanks in advance!
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I really don't understand how to work out the forces, extensions or spring constants for springs in series or springs in parallel could someone please explain these concepts to me? Thanks in advance!
In series with two springs they extend the same amount and the total extension is double what it would have been with just one spring.
(Equivalent to the spring constant being halved)
In parallel with two springs they extend half the amount compared to what would have happened with just one spring.
(Equivalent to the spring constant being doubled. The springs literally "share" the load.)
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I really don't understand how to work out the forces, extensions or spring constants for springs in series or springs in parallel could someone please explain these concepts to me? Thanks in advance!
Draw a few diagrams and think about what must be happening with the tension.
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