Verification of Hooke's Law

**Objective**

To verify Hooke's law - Hooke's law states that the extent to which an elastic material will change size and shape under stress is directly proportional to the amount of stress applied to it.

**Theory**

An ideal spring is remarkable in the sense that it is a system where the generated force is linearly dependent on how far it is stretched, this behavior is described by Hooke's law. According to Hooke's Law stated above that to extend a spring by an amount **dx** from its previous position, one needs a force **F** which is determined by** F = kdx.** Here **k** is the spring constant which is a quality of each spring. Therefore, in order to verify Hooke's Law, you must verify that the force **F** and the distance at which the spring is stretched are proportional to each other (that just means linearly dependent on each other), and that the constant of proportionality is **k**.