phys_lab_B1 - Lab B1 Simple Harmonic Motion Lab Course and Section PHYS 111A-008 Lab Partners Christopher Boyle Hardik Patel Peshwa Shukla Calvin Yang

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Lab B1: Simple Harmonic Motion Lab Course and Section: PHYS 111A-008 Lab Partners: Christopher Boyle, Hardik Patel, Peshwa Shukla, Calvin Yang Date: 05/02/13 Instructor: Siliang Wu -Objective: 1. To determine the spring constant k by stretching the spring and applying Hooke’s Law; 2. To verify that the period of vibration of a body on a spring is independent of the amplitude, and is given by: 1. 3. To measure the period T of a simple pendulum as a function of the length L of the pendulum, and to verify that it is given by (2) -Introduction and Background I. Spring When a body of mass m is suspended on a coil spring with spring constant k , and if the spring is stretched or compressed from its equilibrium position through a displacement s , the spring exerts on the body a force that is proportional to the displacement and given by Hooke’s law (when within elastic limit):
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