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# Hooke’s Law – PHET Simulation

### Topics

• Springs
• Force
• Potential Energy
• Hooke’s Law
• Vectors
• Spring Constant

### Description

Stretch and compress springs to explore the relationships between force, spring constant, displacement, and potential energy! Investigate what happens when two springs are connected in series and parallel.

### Sample Learning Goals

• Explain the relationships between applied force, spring force, spring constant, displacement, and potential energy.
• Describe how connecting two springs in series or parallel affects the effective spring constant and the spring forces.
• Predict how the potential energy stored in the spring changes as the spring constant and displacement change.