Hooke'sLaw Activity - Hookes Law Hookes Objective Determine...

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Hooke’s Law Hooke’s Law Objective : Determine the elastic constant of various springs Materials : Hooke’s Law Apparatus, springs, masses Procedure : 1. Set up the Hooke’s Law Apparatus using the larger spring as shown in the kit’s instructions. 2. Adjust the mirrored scale until the pointer is initially set at or near the zero mark. Record this initial position in Data Table I. 3. Place a 100g mass on the hanger. Multiply by 9.8 m/s/s to obtain the weight in Newtons. 4. Record the final position of the pointer in Data Table I. 5. Determine the change in position of the pointer. 6. Divide the amount of force (weight) put on the spring by its change in position to obtain the spring’s elastic constant. 7. Repeat this procedure until Data Table I is complete. 8. Determine the average value of the elastic constant for all 10 trials. 9. Carefully replace this spring with the smaller spring. 10.
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This note was uploaded on 07/13/2011 for the course PHYS 2287 taught by Professor Jamesinstor during the Spring '11 term at University of Massachusetts Boston.

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