1R10.10 - Hooke's Law Demo
When using the large springs at least 500 grams will need to be applied before they become linear. After that at least 3 - 1 kg masses may be applied to the spring with linear results. These may be measured with one of the meter sticks with large lettering.
A backboard with markings on it may be used for a more visual display of the displacement, although this probably will not work well in the two large lecture rooms due to the seating elevation.
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