# Graph #1 is a parabola. Graph #2 is a hyperbola. a. Only graph 1 may possibly represent Hooke's...

## Question:

Graph #1 is a parabola. Graph #2 is a hyperbola.

a. Only graph 1 may possibly represent Hooke's law

b. Only graph 2 may possibly represent Hooke's law

c. neither

## Hooke's Law

According to Hooke's law, when a spring of spring constant {eq}k {/eq} is compressed or stretched by an amount {eq}x {/eq}, then the force of restoration exerted by the spring is proportional to the amount of displacement and is given by:

{eq}F \ = \ - \ k \ x {/eq} (the negative sign indicates that it is in a direction opposite to that of displacement)

Where:

{eq}k {/eq} - is the spring constant

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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.