Hookes Law

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  • Created on: 18-12-13 12:41

Hookes law says that extension is proportionate to force

  • The length of an unstretched metal wire is called the natural length
  • If a metal wire is supported at the tip and then a weight attached to the bottom, it stretches. The weight pulls down with force, producing an equal and opposite force at the support
  • This will also happen to helical springs and any object that will stretch without deforming or snapping.
  • Robert Hooke discovered in 1676 that the extension of a stretched wire…


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