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1

What is the formula for spring constant?

K = F/x

2

What happens beyond the elastic limit of the spring?

The spring will be permanently changed and will behave like a plastic

3

What happens when two springs are in parallel?

The spring constants add together and the springs are harder to stretch. If they are the same spring and same force the extension is halved and spring constant is doubled.

4

What happens when two springs are in series?

If they are the same spring, the force is the same in each spring therefore the extension is doubled and spring constant is halved. Easier to stretch