hi guys, got a lil question: I had an experiment to do with two partners and one of 'em lost the data. So they had to redo it, but from the data they supposedly collected, I get the impression the faked the results, badly. The experiment was to bend a ruler by attaching a mass at its end. Then, we had to vary the non-fixed lenght of the ruler and measure vertical displacement at the end. To put it more clearly, we needed data of h0-hf at the end of the rod vs the lenght of the rod that was free to bend. They got a perfect linear relationship, and I think its is impossible. Is it? I know I already asked the question and the equation can be solved by an integral, but I am still in the process of teaching myself integral calculus... So I got a rocket launcher pointed at my lab partners, should I pull the trigger (ie: is the relationship not supposed to be linear, as I thought?)?