Hooke'S Law

Purpose

To demonstrate the linear relationship F=-kx for a simple spring.

Equipment

Brass spring on scale with two 200 g weights, as photographed.

Images

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Description

Two weights are provided to show linearity over a factor of two in applied force.

References

(PIRA 1R10.10) See Demonstration Reference File for paper on how to make a linear spring out of one which is not quite linear.