experiment number 10 harmonic

experiment number 10 harmonic - Introduction The objective...

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Introduction : The objective of this experiment was to investigate the simple harmonic motion of a suspended mass oscillating vertically on a spring as well as on a spring in a horizontal plane. This would help us to better understand the idea of harmonic motion. Data analysis : For the first part of the experiment, vertical harmonic motion, we hung a mass of .085 kg from a spring. We then placed the photogate sensor in its correct position underneath the mass. We stretched the spring and by pulling the mass down 5 cm and releasing it. The sensor recorded the movement and allowed us to get the information from the graph given. In the second part of the experiment, horizontal harmonic motion, we placed a cart with a mass on it between 2 springs with given spring constants. We placed the photogate sensor over the point of equilibrium and attached the picket fence to the cart so that the sensor could read the fence. We then pulled the cart to one side 20 cm and released it. This allowed for the photogate sensor to give us the values needed to do the
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