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# Graph of the stress and strain of a wire

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Hi! I have to make a graph about the stress and strain of a wire for a physics assignment. I'm not quite sure how to do it though. I also have one more assignment that requires having to make a graph so if you could list your steps it would help me out a lot! This is the data I already calculated and the graph I'm supposed to use.

Apr 27, 2020

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Like so:

You could use the online graphing facility Desmos if you don't have a piece of graphing software yourself.

Apr 27, 2020
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Hi! Thanks for the response! So it's not possible to put it in the same graph I was supposed to right? Also I was wondering why you went for 1*10-3 and 1*108 instead of 1*10-4 and 1*107.

Guest Apr 27, 2020
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"...So it's not possible to put it in the same graph I was supposed to right?..."

Do you mean the graph background has to look just like in the image you uploaded?  You would need an electronic version that you can add information to (probably available on-line somewhere), or print off to add the data by hand (or get hold of an actual piece of real, old-fashioned graph paper, if such a thing is still manufactured!).

I was wondering why you went for 1*10-3 and 1*108 instead of 1*10-4 and 1*107."

I decided to go with the powers of ten that I used simply because I figured it would be easier to type in the digits that way.  However, that's just personal preference; there's no great significance in it!   The graph was labelled automatically by the software I used.

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Alan  Apr 27, 2020
edited by Alan  Apr 27, 2020
edited by Alan  Apr 27, 2020
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Thanks for the response! I meant like having squares of 1 by 1 instead of 1*108 by 1*10-3 . That's what caused so much confusion for me.

Guest Apr 28, 2020
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You would never be able to create a sensible graph with this data by plotting N/m^2 with 1 N/m^2 grid lengths on the x-axis!  You could do it if you scaled the values by 10^7 or 10^8 perhaps.

Alan  Apr 28, 2020