Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 12 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 11

Answer

6 cm.

Work Step by Step

The force is 3 times as great, so the stretch will be 3 times greater too. Hooke’s law says that the stretch is proportional to the applied force, $F \sim \Delta x$. It applies to elastic materials. This is discussed on page 231.
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.