Fundamental Physics/Force/Elastic Force
An elastic force acts to return a spring to its natural length. An ideal spring is taken to be massless, frictionless, unbreakable, and infinitely stretchable. Such springs exert forces that push when contracted, or pull when extended, in proportion to the displacement of the spring from its equilibrium position.
- is the spring constant (or force constant), which is particular to the spring
- The minus sign (-) accounts for the tendency of the force to act in opposition to the applied load.
- . Vertical Displacement