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How to **Calculate** a **Spring** Constant **Using Hooke's Law** - dummies

**Hooke's law** gives the **force** a **spring** exerts on an object attached to it **with** the ... is **in** the opposite direction of the **force** that's **stretching** or compressing the **spring**. ... the **equation** are: F which represents **force**, k which is called the **spring** constant and ... and you **have** four shock absorbers, each 0.5 meters long, to **work with**.

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Hooke's law

The force of the spring is directly proportional to its extension.

F_s = - kx

Where, k - spring constant and x - displacement of the spring

Step 1: Note down the provided information

Spring constant k = 0.53 N/m

Initial spring length d_1 = 0.270 m

Final spring length d_2 = 0.493 m

Change in spring length \Delta x = d_1 - d_2 = 0.270 - 0.493

\Delta x = -0.223

Step 2: Determining the spring force.

F_s = - k \Delta x

F_s=-0.53*-0.223

F_s=0.12

Hence, spring force on block F_s=0.12 N