Hooke's Law Lab - Hooke's Law Purpose The purpose is to...

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Hooke’s Law Purpose The purpose is to examine springs and the storage of energy. The force on a spring as measured with a force sensor versus the extension measured with a meter stick will be graphed and the spring constant will be calculated. Materials force sensor computer interface meter stick spring masses retort stand Procedure Refer to “Ph12hookedataentry” handout. Data The following data table was collected using a force sensor to calculate the downward force on the spring when various masses were added to the system and the manually measured extension. The initial spring length was 7.5 cm or 0.075 m and the extension was determined by subtracting the initial value from the new measured extension. The following graph is a force versus extension graph created by plotting the data from the above table. A linear best fit line is shown to and the slope of this line is equal to the spring constant or “k” value for this spring.
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Discussion The graph is force (y-axis) versus extension (x-axis). The units for extension are
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