Day 17: Stretching a Wire

In AP Physics C, we used this video from Bruce Sherwood to determine the “spring constanst of the atomic bonds” of the wire. Although the wire is brass, we assumed it was 100% copper so we could use the size of a copper atom that we determined yesterday. Tomorrow we’ll explore Young’s Modulus.

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About Frank Noschese

HS Physics Teacher constantly questioning my teaching.

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