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Physics Spring Constant Lab

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Objective: To determine the spring constant of a spiral spring

Apparatus: Pendulum clamp, aluminum pole, large clamp, assorted masses,

mass hanger, spiral spring, ruler, and 2-meter stick

mass m is attached to the lower end of the spring, the spring stretches a

distance of d from its initial position under the influence of the load weight.

W = mg

(1)

the spring when the system is at rest.

F = W = mg

(2)

proportional to the elongation within the elastic limit (the maximum a spring

can stretch without being permanently deformed) and can be written as

F=-kd

(3)

(N/m) and d is the elongation (the stretched amount) in Meyers (m). The

restoring force is in the opposite direction to its elongation, as shown by the

minus sign. When the applied force (the loaded weight) is used in calculation,

the minus sign is not used and the above equation can be written as

F=kd

or

mg = k d

(4)

k = F/d = mg/d

(5)

PROCEDURE

1. Clamp the large clamp to the end of the table so that the

groove in the metal is vertical.

2. Place the aluminum pole in the groove and tighten up the screw.

3. Clamp the pendulum clamp to the top of the Aluminum pole.

4. Loosen the black knob at the end of the Pendulum Clamp as we did in the

Simple Pendulum Experiment and place the loop of the end of the spring

behind the two metal fingers which are behind the black knob. Make sure the

large diameter end of the spring is facing downward and the smaller diameter

end is clamped to the Pendulum Clamp.

Figure 4: Spring attached to the Pendulum Clamp. Note the smaller diameter end of the spring is

attached to the Pendulum Camp.

5. Record the position Xo, where the bottom loop of the spring hangs, along

the 2 meter stick, when the spring is hung vertically without the mass hanger

or any extra weights Make sure the zero end of the 2 meter stick is towards

the ceiling.

6. Record the position of the spring on the 2 meter stick, Xi when different

amounts of mass are added on to the mass hanger. Do not to forget to include

the mass of the mass hanger in your calculation of the total mass that is

hanging from the spring.

8. To start the experiment, hang a total mass of 200.0 grams from the bottom

loop of the spring. Remember that the mass hanger has a mass of 50.0 g.

9. Measure the position Xi of where the bottom loop of the spring is now

stretched. Measure the position to the nearest tenth of a centimeter. Record in

your data table.

10. Calculate the elongation d using equation (6). Convert to meters. Record

in your data table

d = Xi - X o

(6)

11. Repeat steps 8, 9 and 10 by adding 50.0 g at a time until a total mass of

450.0 grams is on the spring is reached.

Data Analysis:

1. Convert each mass in grams to (kg) and record them in the table.

2. Calculate each force F (N) using equation (2).

3. Calculate the elongation Using equation (6)

4. Calculate k from equation (5).

5. Find the average value of k.

6. Find the Range = kmax - kmin

7. Find standard deviation using the range.

8. Express your answer as (kaverage _____) N/m

9. Plot a graph of the force F in Newtons vs. the elongation d in meters on a

piece of 10mm to the cm graph paper.

10. Using a straight edge, draw a best fit line through your data points.

11. Find the slope of your best fit straight lie. DO NOT USE ORIGINAL

DATA POINTS TO CALCULATE THE SLOPE!!!!

The slope of the straight line is the spring constant.

Xo ________________(cm)______________(m)

g= 9.80 m/s2

Mass in

grams (g)

Mass in

Kilo

Grams

(Kg)

Force in

Newtons

F=mg

Position Xi

Position Xi

in

In meters

centimeters(cm) (m)

Elongation

in meters

(m)

Spring

Constant I

Newtons/meter

(N/m)

200.0

250.0

300.0

350.0

400.0

450.0

Force in Newtons

Elongation in Meters

Questions:

1. What are the possible types of error in todays experiment?

Give examples that apply to this experiment.

2. How does the value of the spring constant differ between the

two methods used?

Your lab report for this experiment should have the following sections:

1. Title of experiment in center of the first page. Date to the left of the title.

Experimenters name with partners name(s) under experimenters name to the right

of the title.

2. Apparatus

3. Original Data: Neatly filled out data pages.

4. Sample calculations: For this lab, an example (ONE) needs to be shown for each

of the following calculations: Force F, elongation d, spring constant k, average

spring constant kaverage, Standard Deviation of k, kstddev , and slope of your best fit

line.

5. Results: State your results (in the form of a very short sentence). Make sure the

numerical results are properly rounded and have the correct number of significant

digits. Show the experimental values for k from both methods. Show the error in k

by reporting the Standard Deviation in k.

6. Conclusions: Address the answers to the two discussion questions above.

PROPER MATERIALS, ETC. FOR YOUR REPORTS

to be used.

2. YOU ARE TO USE BLUE OR BLACK INK ONLY FOR RECORDING

DATA AND DOING YOUR REPORTS IN YOUR NOTEBOOK.

3. REMEBER, ONLY THE FRONT OF THE PAGES IN YOUR LAB NOTEBOOK ARE

TO BE USED FOR DOING YOUR LAB REPORT. I WILL NOT LOOK AT ANY

INFORMATIION ON THE BACKSIDE OF THE NOTEBOOK PAGES.

4. DO NOT TEAR OUT ANY PAGES FROM YOUR NOTBOOK.

1. DO NOT ERASE OR USE WHITEOUT FOR MISTAKES!!!!

All observations taken under the same experimental condition are equally

valid and should be retained for analysis. Do not erase readings. If you must

change a reading, draw a single line through it and then record the new

measurement next to the old one.

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