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Physics 2048 Lab Report Lab 1: Laboratory Fundamentals and Data Analysis \ Date Due: September 9, 2010 Introduction and Abstract: The purpose of the experiment was to prove the affects of Hooke’s law which is the measure of the elastic limit of a spring. Hooke’s Law is F=- k x, where F is the displacement, k is the force
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constant and x is the force. This relationship is a linear relationship as shown in the graph below. The displacement of the spring due to the force from the weights was measured to be the following: 1) .205kg=.011 2).0307kg=.011 3).0408kg=.010 4).0701kg=.023 5).907kg=.022. Also in this experiment, the experimenter was able to use the method of calculating the spring constant, which is equal to k=F/x intial -x final Diagram : Experimental Procedure: Materials used in this experiment were a calculator, spring, weights and a form of measurement (mm) First the experimenter took a set of weights, measure them to get their exact weight, and then places the weights on the spring. Measured the displacement and then repeated four times. Calculated the force and the spring constants. Data :
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Mass (kg) Force (N) Disp (m) Disp (mm) k (N) 20.5+-.1 .0205+-.0001 .2009+-.03 .011+-.0005 11 1.826 30.7+-.1 .0307+-.0001 .3056+-.03 .011+-.0005 11 2.778 40.8+-.1 .0408+-.0001 0.3998+-.03
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This note was uploaded on 06/05/2011 for the course PHY 101 taught by Professor Johnsmith during the Spring '11 term at FSU.

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