Lab Report 12 - Simple Harmonic Motion - Lab 12 Simple Harmonic Motion Approach In this twelfth lab assignment we discussed simple harmonic and how to

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Lab 12 – Simple Harmonic Motion: Approach In this twelfth lab assignment, we discussed simple harmonic, and how to obtain the spring constant of a spring from a spring. First a brief background. Acording to Hooke’s Law, the force acting on a spring is the product of the displacement of the spring from its point of equilibrium and a its spring constant, which is different form spring to spring. If a spring follows Hooke’s Law, then a mass hung from the spring will follow simple harmonic motion. This lab assignment consists in comparing two different methods of calculating the spring constant of a spring, where the first one is by simply hanging masses from the spring, and the other involves letting the mass bounce using a force sensor to calculate how the mass moves. This makes up the apporach of our lab ssignement.
Lab 12 – Simple Harmonic Motion: Data For the first part of the experiment, we hung five different masses (.1, .15, .2, .25, and .3 kg) and measured the displacement of the spring from its equilibrium, data