Elasticity problem 1

We use a spring to assemble a spring balance. We suspend one, two, and three weights of 0.5 N each in succession on the spring and measure the extension of each spring compared to the load applied. The extension of each of the springs is shown in the figure.

  • Draw a graph of the relationship of force on extension.

  • What is the name of the law that describes this relationship?

  • Calculate the force if the extension is 14 cm.


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