During an experiment that Paul and Dawn performed, the stretch of a spring was directly...

Question:

During an experiment that Paul and Dawn performed, the stretch of a spring was directly proportional to the force applied to the spring. When they put the data on a graph, they would expect to have what type of curve?

a. hyperbola

b. parabola

c. straight line

d. none of the above

Hooke's Law:

When a force is exerted on an elastic object, it gets deformed. Here, the magnitude of the deformation is directly proportional to the force that is used to deform the given object. This law holds true if this object regains its original shape when the deforming force is removed.

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The Hooke's law is given as,

{eq}\displaystyle F = -kx {/eq}

Here,

F = restoring force that is equal to the applied force

k = spring constant

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Hooke's Law & the Spring Constant: Definition & Equation

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Chapter 4 / Lesson 19
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After watching this video, you will be able to explain what Hooke's Law is and use the equation for Hooke's Law to solve problems. A short quiz will follow.


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