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?
Fx= k x
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.