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Lab: Finding the Spring Constant (k)
What is Hooke's Law, and what does it have to do with k?
Objectives: Determine the spring constant of a spring, Calculate the elastic potential energy, Calculate gravitational potential energy, Determine whether mechanical energy is conserved in an oscillating spring.
Meterstick, Set of masses, and Support stand and clamp
In order to estimate the spring constant (k), one must first understand that a higher value of the spring constant (k) represents a stronger spring, and a lower value represents...