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Unformatted text preview: the simple equation: Fs = -kx (Equation 1) Where k is the spring constant and x is the distance the spring stretches. The spring constant is what is trying to be found. In order to find the spring constant, the distance and the force would have to be known, but that will be explained in detail in the next section. The springs will also be compared with a rubber band, in which can hold same characteristics of a spring. However, a rubber band has a much different spring constant than a spring itself. Therefore, the lab will also show why rubber bands have the same characteristics, but different behavior than a spring....
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2009 for the course PHY 113 taught by Professor Cavatto during the Fall '08 term at ASU.
- Fall '08