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## B4-03: SPRINGS IN SERIES AND PARALLEL

• ID Code: B4-03
• Purpose: Show static combinations of springs
• Description: Two springs with approximately the same spring constant can be placed in series and parallel to determine the effective spring constants. You should be able to illustrate the relationships:

k(parallel) = k(1) + k(2)

1/k(series) = 1/k(1) + 1/k(2)

• Availability: Available
• Loc codes: B4, FS1
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