Fill out the first row of the first data table being

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Fill out the first row of the first data table, being sure to record the appropriate units in the column headings at the top. Note that weight = mass * gravity, but the mass must be converted to kilograms in order for the weight to be in Newtons. In equilibrium, the spring force is equal to the weight attached to it. d. Remove the 250 g mass from spring 1, and attach the 50 g mass. Measure the distance that the spring is stretched, and fill out the second row of the data table. Repeat again for one of the 100 g masses, and record the results in the third row. e. Repeat the entire procedure for spring 3, and record the results in the second data table. Make sure the softness of the spring is set as specified earlier. 7) If you have not already done so, fill in the following tables with the values you found in the simulation.
Spring 1: Mass Units: kilograms Weight Units: newtons Spring Force Units: grams Distance Stretched Units: cm 0.05 0.49 50 5 0.1 0.98 100 10 0.25 2.45 250 25 Spring 3: Mass Units: kilograms Weight Units: newtons Spring Force Units: grams Distance Stretched Units: cm 0.05 0.49 50 10 0.1 0.98 100 20 0.25 2.45 250 50 8) For each spring graph the spring force vs. the distance stretched. Draw the straight lines you believe best represent the data points and find the slope of each line, including the units. Show me your calculations!
9) What do these slopes physically represent? (See question 3.)
10) Spring 2 has the same spring constant as spring 1. Using your answers to questions 3, 4, and 9, determine the mass of each of the three unknown (colored) objects in the simulation by hanging each of them on spring 2 and measuring the stretch of the spring. Record the results in the third data table.

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