Hooke’s law 02/25/16
Have you ever wondered why the force of a spring appears to grow stronger as you pull it out? This physical phenomena can be explained with the simple use of Hooke’s law. Hooke’s law states that the force of a string can be measured with the equation Fspring=k*x, with k being the spring constant and xbeing the change in distance from the resting point. The Spring constant can be found empirically by measuring the force’s change over a distance and finding the slope. we can integrate this equation in respect to x to find the potential energy of the object to obtain Uspring=12*k*x2. As one can infer, the more we stretch it out, the more potential energy is in the system, and consequently the more kinetic energy it will have when it reaches the starting point, allowing it to reach a further displacement once again.