**Does spring constant change with length?** **As the length of the spring is increased spring constant decreases**. Spring constant and length are inversely proportional. If the spring is cut to half of its original length then the spring constant increases to twice that of the original value.

**Does spring constant stay the same?** The spring wire material property G, mean radius of spring coil R & wire diameter d remain constant for all the pieces of spring except the number of coils or turns n or length L decreases hence **spring constant (stiffness) k increases for each piece**.

**Does spring constant increase?** A stronger spring-with a larger value of k-will move the same mass more quickly for a smaller period. **As the spring constant k increases, the period decreases**. which gives the period T for a mass m attached to a spring with spring constant k.

**Does spring constant decrease over time?** **As the temperature increases, the spring constant decreases**. A linear fit was made to the data to determine the spring constant.

## Does spring constant change with length? – Additional Questions

### What is the spring constant affected by?

The spring constant will depend on the stiffness of the spring material, the thickness of the wire from which the spring is wound and, the diameter of the turns of the coil, the number of turns per unit length and the overall length of the spring.

### What does spring constant depend on?

What does spring constant depend on? The spring constant depends on the following factors: **Modulus of rigidity (G), Coil diameter (D), Wire diameter (d), Number of coils (n)**.

### Does spring constant change if you cut the spring?

**When the spring is cut into two equal halves, the spring constant doubles**. We know that force is directly proportional to the length.

### Is spring constant dependent on mass?

so k=mω2. Since k is the spring constant **it doesn’t depend on the mass of the object attached to it**, but here m signifies the mass of the object.

### How does spring constant change with width?

Spring constant is a measure of the stiffness of the spring. If the thickness of the wire is increased then the spring constant increases. **With an increase in the diameter of the coil of the spring constant decreases**.

### What does the value of the spring constant k tell you about the spring?

The spring constant, k, is a measure of the stiffness of the spring. It is different for different springs and materials. **The larger the spring constant, the stiffer the spring and the more difficult it is to stretch**.

### How is the spring constant determined for each spring?

It’s used to determine stability or instability in a spring, and therefore the system it’s intended for. As a formula, it reworks Hooke’s Law and is expressed through the equation: **k = – F/x**. Where k is the spring constant, F is the force applied over x, and x is the displacement by the spring expressed in N/m.

### What does a larger spring constant mean?

The spring constant determines exactly how much force will be required to deform a spring. The standard international (SI) unit of measurement for spring constants is Newtons/meter, but in North America they are often measured in pounds/inch. A higher spring constant means **a stiffer spring**, and vice-versa.

### What does a lower spring constant mean?

A higher spring constant means a stiffer spring that’s harder to stretch (because for a given displacement, x, the resulting force F will be higher), while **a looser spring that’s easier to stretch** will have a lower spring constant.

### Does spring constant change with compression?

The proportional constant k is called the spring constant. It is a measure of the spring’s stiffness. **When a spring is stretched or compressed, so that its length changes by an amount x from its equilibrium length, then it exerts a force F = -kx in a direction towards its equilibrium position.**

### What are normal spring constants?

The normal spring constant value is **a measure of how much force has to be applied to cause a deflection of unit length at the free end of the cantilever**.