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Subject: Does spring constant depend on its original length?

Date: Sun Dec 3 21:30:49 2000
Posted by Bhaskar Gupta
Grade level: 10-12 School: Kendriya Vidhyalaya VFJ.
City: Jabalpur. State/Province: Madhya Pradesh Country: India.
Area of science: Physics
ID: 975897049.Ph

Respected Sir/Madam
 I had read that spring constant i.e., k  depends on extention produced. 
F=Kx, where F=force, x=change in length, K=sring constant. So why K is 
doubled if we cut the spring into two half. x doesnot altered in this case 
because it the length changed from its mean position.

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