Monday, May 30, 2011

Physics Form 4: Chapter 2 - Hooke's Law

  • Elasticity is the ability of a material to return to its original shape/length when the stretching force or the compressing force is no longer acting on it.
  •  Hooke’s law states that the force applied is proportional to the extension of spring,  provided the elastic limit is not exceeded.

Gradient = spring constant 

Area under the graph = elastic potential energy

  • Spring constant quantifies the stiffness of a spring.
  • Steeper gradient of graph F against x, extension has a stiffer spring.
  • Spring A is stiffer than spring B.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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