# Tagged: spring balance

## The Newton Spring Balance and Hooke’s Law

Welcome to my post on Hooke’s law and the Newton spring balance. I have released a video to bring this information to life and you may watch this at the bottom of the post. So what...

## What do scales measure?

What do scales measure? The obvious answer is kilograms (or grams). That is what the reading on the scale indicates. However this is not what the scale is measuring. It actually measures force,...

## Playing with springs is all in a day’s work

Hi.  Here is an image from my new video, which I’m currently developing, which explains the use of a spring balance to measure force.  You can see from the image that the...

## Working on a spring balance

Hi.  I’m currently working on my next video which will explain how a spring balance measures force.  I will be discussing Hooke’s law as well as elasticity and demonstrate how to create...

## Pulling blocks is all in a day’s work

Here are some screen shots of me accelerating a block along a frictionless surface to demonstrate how forces accelerate objects.  The coloured blocks are snap-shots of the position of the wooden block at one second...

## A Newton spring balance

Professor Mac is using a Newton spring balance in his experiments to illustrate Newton’s second law of motion. Do you know what it is?  Well it is shown below. The balance contains...