Introduction Experiment  step 1 Experiment  step 2 Experiment results Different springs Experiment results Elastic limit Questions
 
Hilary White, Francesca Trenwith, Louise Karalius and Jane Sherlock,
Liverpool John Moores University
Paul Berry, MATTER Project
Hooke's Law gives the relationship between the force applied to an unstretched spring
and the amount the spring is stretched when the force is applied.
Learning outcomes
By the end of this module you should be able to:
 provide a definition of Hooke's Law; 
 explain the terms 'extension' and 'elastic limit'; 
 describe an experiment showing Hooke's Law in effect. 
Assumed prior knowledge
It is assumed that you have knowledge of the following concepts:
 the term 'force' and its SI unit the Newton (N); 
 reading a Newton meter; and 
 some basic algebra skills (specifically evaluating the gradient of a graph. 
