Materials List: Applying Hooke's Law to Cancer Detection

Part 1:

Each lab group needs:

  • physics lab stand
  • meter stick
  • spring (with hooks)
  • pendulum clamp
  • slotted mass set
  • computer with Microsoft Excel (or other spreadsheet application)
  • Hooke's Law Worksheet, one per student

Part 2:

Each group needs a computer with Microsoft Excel and the Generating a 1-D Strain Plot Handout. The handout has instructions specifically for Excel, but if you adjust the instructions, another spreadsheet program could be used.