This item is a Java simulation relating to work done by a spring. As the user stretches and compresses a spring, the magnitude and direction of the spring force is simultaneously plotted on a Force vs. Position graph.
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%0 Electronic Source %A Duffy, Andrew %D March 28, 2008 %T Boston University Physics Applets: Springs %V 2015 %N 27 February 2015 %8 March 28, 2008 %9 application/java %U http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c9_spring.html
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This is the full index of interactive Java simulations by the same author on Classical Mechanics. This particular collection is devoted to topics typically covered in a first semester introductory physics class.