Elasticity problem 2

The graph of the relationship between the force and the extension of two spring balances is given.

Answer the following questions:

  • Which spring balance can measure a greater force? What is this force and how much extension of the spring does it cause?

  • What forces cause an extension of 4 cm for both spring scales?

  • For both spring balances, determine to what limit the force is directly proportional to the extension.

  • The second spring balance has 10 divisions on the scale. What is the force represented by the gap between two divisions?

  • What can happen if we load the first spring balance with a force of 5 N?


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