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# Experiment 205 is entitled as Hookes Law.

## The objectives of this experiment are to study the elastic

properties of the spring, to determine the force constant of the spring, to investigate the relationship
between the deforming force and amount the spring stretches, and to determine the total work done
on the spring when it is being stretched. There are three procedures in this experiment. The first is just
plainly all about Setting-up of the Equipment. The second procedure is about Determining the Force
Constant of the Spring. The first step is by adding a mass weighing 10 g on the hanger. On the second
step, the change in displacement of the spring and the weight of the hanging mass was recorded. The
third step is to find the value of the force constant. Steps 1-3 was repeated with 10 g added in each trial.
Using the variables computed, the average value of the force constant can be obtained. We were able to
study the relationship of the force and the displacement by plotting their respective values, and from
there we were able to determine the slope of the line. The last procedure is Determining the Work Done
on the spring from which the value of work was computed, as well as the area under the graph of force
vs. displacement.

In physics, elasticity is the tendency of solid materials to return to their original shape after
being deformed. Procedure 2 is about the Determination of the Force Constant of the spring.
The concept of Hookes law was used to calculate the value of k.
k= f/x
where f=mg and x=the displacement.
The average of the force constant of trials 1-4 was computed.
In the graph of f vs x: y is the rise=f and x=run.
Slope = rise/run therefore slope = f/x
We now noticed the relation of the spring constant (w/c is our exptal value) and the slope (the
actual value). We obtained an average exptal value for k of 5.7 N/m and an actual value of 5.6
N/m for the slope. The percent difference we obtained was 1.8% signifying that we did prove the
concept of Hookes Law which states that Within the elastic limit of a body, the deforming force
is directly proportional to the elongation of the body.
. Procedure 3 is about determining the work done on the spring. So we used the theory that
work is done by a force when the elongation occurs. Mathematically,
W churbaness
Recall that work = integral of f of x and f=kx
Therefore w= kx^
We used x as the displacement of two different values and the average constants from table1a
and table 1b to determine the work 1 and work 2 our experimental values.
Again in the graph of f vs. x:
IDRAWING MO YUNG GRAPH
Its noticeable that a triangle has been formed. And to get the area, use the formula
Area of a triangle = bh (our actual value)
We can now conclude that the work done on the spring is equal to the area under the graph.

In Mechanical engineering, they use the principles of Hookes law in manufacturing, designing, and
maintaining mechanical systems such as cars. Mechanical Engineers carefully select structural materials
that are able to safely endure everyday stress while remaining in the elastic region of the stress-strain
curve, otherwise permanent deformation occurs. After knowing how we, people started off by having a
simple, basic concept and creatively used it to prevent accidents in order to ensure the safety of the
people. I now learned to appreciate that fact that even the smallest of details can make a huge
difference or impact in our lives.