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written by John Roeder
published by the American Association of Physics Teachers
This student activity is designed to explore the potential energy of springs. By hanging different masses on a spring, students are lead to determine the potential energy in a stretched spring. Included are notes for instructors wishing to use this material.

This activity is part of a PTRA manual on Energy.
Book Title: Teaching about Energy
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Applications of Newton's Laws
- Work and Energy
Oscillations & Waves
- Oscillations
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
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© 2003 American Association of Physics Teachers
Keywords:
energy activities, energy in springs, potential energy
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Metadata instance created June 14, 2006 by Bruce Mason
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May 21, 2008 by Lyle Barbato
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AIP Format
J. Roeder, in Teaching about Energy (American Association of Physics Teachers, College Park, 2003), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3772&DocID=93).
AJP/PRST-PER
J. Roeder, Teaching about Energy: Dependence of Elastic Energy on Position in Teaching about Energy (American Association of Physics Teachers, College Park, 2003), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3772&DocID=93>.
APA Format
Roeder, J. (2003). Teaching about Energy: Dependence of Elastic Energy on Position. In Teaching about Energy. College Park: American Association of Physics Teachers. Retrieved August 21, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3772&DocID=93
Chicago Format
Roeder, John. "Teaching about Energy: Dependence of Elastic Energy on Position." In Teaching about Energy. College Park: American Association of Physics Teachers, 2003. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3772&DocID=93 (accessed 21 August 2014).
MLA Format
Roeder, John. "Teaching about Energy: Dependence of Elastic Energy on Position." Teaching about Energy. College Park: American Association of Physics Teachers, 2003. 21 Aug. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3772&DocID=93>.
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