We will be looking at newton's 3 laws around
Halloween.For the 2nd, f=mxa, I would like to
contruct a giant spider web and give some force
facts about spider silk and webs. How strong is
spider silk?How strong is a spider's web? How
much force can silk withstand? How much force can
the whole web withstand?If you have any more
ideas for the holidays, please send them! Thanks,
Question Date: 2006-07-11
I have published papers about forces in spider
silk and spider webs.
Here are links to
some news articles about this work:
doesn't give you much info about F = ma. We tend
to be more interested in Work = Force x Distance.
We measure the forces as we stretch the silk
various distances - nanometers with our Molecular
Force Probes and millimeters when we hang tiny
weights onto lengths of spiderweb.