1.Consider a plot of the displacement on the y-axis vs. applied force on the x-axis for an ideal elastic spring. the slope of the curve would be:

a) the spring constant.

b) the reciprocal of the spring constant.

c) the reciprocal of the acceleration of gravity.

d) the acceleration of gravity.

2. A 10.0 kg mass hung onto a spring, causes the spring to stretch 2.0 cm the spring constant is.

a) 49 N/cm

b) 20.0 N/cm

c) 5.0 N/cm

d) 0.020 N/cm

e) 0.20 N/cm