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Young’s Modulus is an equation that is to measure the strength in different materials. A common application of Young’s Modulus is measuring the breaking point of cables. The understanding of the Young’s Modulus equation and its applications is a standard part of the introductory undergraduate physics sequence. We sought to construct a lab apparatus that would enable physics undergraduate students to measure and verify the results of the Young’s Modulus equation. These macroscopic measurements can then be used to further understand inter-atomic bond stiffness. This poster reviews the design, construction, and testing of a Young’s Modulus lab experiment. This lab will be used by undergraduate students at Northwestern College, thus offering a further experimental application of a topic that was previously taught only theoretically..

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Young’s Modulus: Building a Device to Measure Material Strength to Understand Interatomic Bond Stiffness

Young’s Modulus is an equation that is to measure the strength in different materials. A common application of Young’s Modulus is measuring the breaking point of cables. The understanding of the Young’s Modulus equation and its applications is a standard part of the introductory undergraduate physics sequence. We sought to construct a lab apparatus that would enable physics undergraduate students to measure and verify the results of the Young’s Modulus equation. These macroscopic measurements can then be used to further understand inter-atomic bond stiffness. This poster reviews the design, construction, and testing of a Young’s Modulus lab experiment. This lab will be used by undergraduate students at Northwestern College, thus offering a further experimental application of a topic that was previously taught only theoretically..