PURPOSE: To demonstrate Hooke's law and elastic limit.
DESCRIPTION: Load small weights to demonstrate Hooke's law. Hanging a few kilograms from the rubber band exceeds its elastic limit.
REFERENCES: (PIRA unavailable.)
EQUIPMENT: Stand with scale and clamps, rubber bands, six 1 kg masses with 1 kg hanger, and two 0.5 kg masses, as photographed.
SETUP TIME: 5 min.
Go back to Lecture-Demonstration Home Page.