Q. 14.21 (a) You are riding in an automobile of mass . Assuming that you are examining the oscillation characteristics of its suspension system. The suspension sags when the entire automobile is placed on it. Also, the amplitude of oscillation decreases by during one complete oscillation. Estimate the values of
(a) the spring constant
Mass of automobile (m) = 3000 kg
There are a total of four springs.
Compression in each spring, x = 15 cm = 0.15 m
Let the spring constant of each spring be k