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Oct 7, 2008, 8:07 PM

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Re: [jt512] Spring constant of a rope
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Jay and/or Petsfed, has this paper been discussed on the page before? I am commiting a cardinal sin by admitting that maybe I don't understand the term "relative stretch" in equation #1, in that the y/L term causes the units of length to cancel each other creating a conflict in the conclusion T=k (i.e. units of force are equated to a units of force divided by unit length) It may be the engineer in me, but I am going back to the units here, and they are ultimately what give the equation meaning.

(This post was edited by armsrforclimbing on Oct 7, 2008, 8:08 PM)

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