*expand_more*

*expand_more*

*format_list_bulleted*

#### Concept explainers

The spring force *F* and displacement *x* for a close-wound tension spring are measured as shown in Fig. P1.2. The spring force *F* and displacement *x* satisfy the linear equation
*k* is the spring constant and *F,* is the preload induced during manufacturing of the spring.

(a) Using the given data in Fig. P1.2. find the equation of the line for the spring force *F* as a function of the displacement *x*, and determine the values of the spring constant *k* and preload *F,.* (b) Sketch the graph of *F* as a function of *x*. Use appropriate axis scales and clearly label the preload *F.* the spring constant *k.* and both given data points on your graph.

Learn your wayIncludes step-by-step video

*schedule*09:42

# Chapter 1 Solutions

Introductory Mathematics for Engineering Applications

#### Additional Math Textbook Solutions

Basic Technical Mathematics

Advanced Engineering Mathematics

Fundamentals of Differential Equations (9th Edition)

College Algebra (5th Edition)

Precalculus Enhanced with Graphing Utilities

Introduction to Statistical Quality Control