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Step1. The wire is hanged from sport at the top and weight is hanged at its base.

Step2. Measure the initial length 'x' of the wire by meter rule with least count of 1mm,
without any weight. Measure the diameter of the wire from three points and by using
micrometer screw gauge and then find radius ,


Step3. Then hang the weight at the base of the wire and then measure its extension, x =
increased length original length, by using travelling microscope or Vernier scale.
Step4. Increase the weight and measure the extension for different values of weight. Measure
each mass with digital balance.
Step 5. Note the readings in the table with column headings Force/weight (N) and extension
(m)
Step 6. Draw the graph between force against extension, which should be a straight line
passing through the origin.
Step 7. Determine the gradient of the graph.
Step 8. The equation of Hook's law in terms of stress and strain is ,
So


So the relation is similar to the equation of line y= mx +c, and gradient corresponds to


And then use

to find the value of young's Modulus



Appropriate precaution
falling weights and toe protection
snapping wires and safety glasses