(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

These relate to a Hooke's law lab involving springs.

What are the differences between ideal springs and real springs.

Also, does anyone know why applied force is plotted on the vertical axis of a graph while x (change in displacement from equilibrium) is plotted on the horizontal even though Fx is the independent variable?

2. Relevant equations

Fx= k x

3. The attempt at a solution

I know that ideal springs face no internal or external friction while real springs do but not much other than that.

As for the second question, I'm stumped.

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# Ideal Spring and Real Spring Difference? (Hooke's Law)

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