Lab Assignment Sheet
Exploring Springs, Scales, and Hooke’s Law (Week 9)
Model or Topic Explored:
We will be exploring the Elastic Force Particle, by looking at a
classic example of Hooke’s law, updated using the sensors and advanced data
collection ability of the IOLab unit.
You will be determining the spring constant of the
spring provided with the unit, or any spring available at home, in this lab using the
graphical and mathematical representations.
Name: Christopher Malloy
Spring will stretch
The spring will snap back
force of sensor
displacement of the spring
position of wheel
The spring constant (k)
How does force depend on displacement?
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