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Homework Help: How would you develop a scale of force?

  1. Sep 26, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Let's say you are given 10 identical springs. How would you develop a scale of force (i.e., a means of producing repeatable forces of variety of sizes) using these springs?

    2. Relevant equations

    None that I can think of.

    3. The attempt at a solution

    My guess is that I have to measure out the length of one spring, and then measure its force using a probe of some sort. However, I am not sure how to go about creating a scale of force.
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