In this laboratory you will conduct two experiments to measure the spring constant k of a spring. The setup to be used is shown in the following Figure.
The following two techniques should be used to determine k:
Make sure you do a prelimenary analysis of your data during the lab so that you can catch any mistakes before leaving. You will need to design your own apporach to the determination of the errors in your measurements. The approach you use will influence the way you carry out your experiment. In your lab report you will need to compare the two different values of k obtained using these different techniques. Are they consistent? What is your best estimate of k?
The lab report for Experiment # 4 is due on Wednesday November 9, 2015 at 12 pm. Note: lab report # 4 will carry a weight that is twice as large as the weight of report # 3.
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