Question: How can Hooke's law be modified for a spring constant which varies with spring length?

For a spring hanging vertically from a fixed point, suppose the spring constant, k, is a function of the distance from the fixed point to the other (lowest) end of the spring (for example; the diameter of the spring's coils changes along the length of the spring) .

What ODE reflecting this situation will yield solutions for the harmonic motion of the spring after it is stretched from its equilibrium position?

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