# Thread: Newton meter question- very confused

1. The question says;

Estimate the spring constant of the spring in a school newton-meter with a measurement range of 0-10 N. show your reasoning.

I have really have no clue I would be grateful for some help with this.

The question says;

Estimate the spring constant of the spring in a school newton-meter with a measurement range of 0-10 N. show your reasoning.

I have really have no clue I would be grateful for some help with this.
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The question says;

Estimate the spring constant of the spring in a school newton-meter with a measurement range of 0-10 N. show your reasoning.

I have really have no clue I would be grateful for some help with this.
Because this is a homework question, we can't give you the answer. However, here are some suggestions:

1) Study the definition of "spring constant". Focus on what it means, not just a collection of words. Once you grasp what the physical meaning of a spring constant is, you'll be better equipped to think of how one could determine it experimentally. Does a stiff spring have a high or low spring constant?

2) Spend time studying what a "newton-meter" is. Again, focus on what it means physically. Don't just read the definition as a collection of words.

ETA: AndrewC gave you a good link to consult.

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