This item is a Java simulation relating to work done by a spring. As a spring is stretched to its elastic limit, the movement is recorded on Force vs. Position and Work vs. Position graphs. Users may view the graphs in stepped motion to see how the position of the spring is related to the amount of work done.
This item is part of a collection of similar simulation-based activities. See Related Materials on this page for a link to the full index developed for first semester introductory physics students.
%0 Electronic Source %A Duffy, Andrew %D March 28, 2008 %T Boston University Physics Applets: Work by Springs %V 2015 %N 1 April 2015 %8 March 28, 2008 %9 application/java %U http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c9_springwork.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.