Suppose that 2 J of work is needed to stretch a spring from it's natural length of 30cm to a length of 42cm. How much work is needed to stretch the spring from 35cm to 40cm?
The answer is .
The difference is 12cm, but Hooke's law is in meters, so I need to use .12. Accordingly I get 2=.12k just plugging into Hooke's law. k is .
For the setup, I get:
The interval is supposed to be .05 to .10, but I can't get it to work for some reason. I get 1/16 as the answer, which is wrong.
If I don't convert to meters, I get with an interval of 5 to 10, and that yields an answer of , also wrong.
What am I doing wrong?