Teaching about Energy: Dependence of Elastic Energy on Position Documents
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.
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Last Modified June 14, 2006