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    Exclamation Work done in a spring from x=3 to x=26

    This question is concerned with calculating the work required to stretch a spring. A certain 'engineering' spring does not obey Hooke's law. Instead, the tension in the spring when it is extended a distance beyond its natural length is given by


    Find the work done in stretching the spring from x = 3 to x = 26


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    Re: Work done in a spring from x=3 to x=26

    By definition, work is \int_3^{26}T(x)\,dx.
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