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Hooke’s Law Name: Erin Sullivan Date: 11/2/16 Partners: Brian Drost and Andy Brownell Objective: To determine the relationship (in equation form) between the stretch of a spring and the corresponding force it exerts. Also to decide whether this relationship fits/matches Hooke’s Law, a simple linear relationship that holds for most materials if not deformed too much. In addition, to determine the work done by the spring force during stretching. Sketch: Theory: By suspending two springs and a rubber band (individually) with a certain mass M attached to each we recorded how much the object in question stretched and calculated the force. Using the Δx (stretch) value and the force previously calculated with the values recorded, a graph was generated. The graph helped us determine whether the object obeyed Hooke’s Law or not. By integrating the equation from the graph we were able to find U s , the work done by the spring/rubber band as it was stretched. Also using the graph, we were able to find the work done geometrically by finding the area under the curve.
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  • Spring '14
  • MarianBarasch
  • Force, Mass, Robert Hooke, Δx

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