Elastic Limit Of Rubber Band

Purpose

To demonstrate Hooke's law and elastic limit.

Equipment

Stand with scale and clamps, rubber bands, six 1 kg masses with 1 kg hanger, and two 0.5 kg masses, as photographed.

Setup Time

5 Min.

Images

b4-11

Description

Load small weights to demonstrate Hooke's law. Hanging a few kilograms from the rubber band exceeds its elastic limit.◙

References

(PIRA unavailable.)