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The Human Spine acts like a Compression Spring

A horizontal spring is attached to a cord, the cord goes over a pulley, and a 0.025 kg mass is attached to the cord. If the spring is stretched by 0.045 m, what is the spring constant of the spring?

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Content Times:
0:07 Translating the problem
0:39 Solving the problem
2:26 Comparing to a vertical spring
3:30 Expansion vs. compression springs
3:56 The human spine acts like a compression spring

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