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Problem 5.12: The spring can be stretched by click-dragging the blue ball



Please wait for the animation to completely load.

The spring can be stretched by click-dragging the blue ball as shown in the animation (position is given in centimeters and time is given in seconds). Slowly drag the spring back and forth out of the equilibrium position and answer the following questions. Restart.

  1. Over what range of compression and stretching is Hooke's law valid?
  2. Find the elastic limit of the spring.
  3. Determine the spring constant of the spring.
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