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


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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.
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