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Department of PhysicsCourse NumberPCS125C Course TitlePhysics: Electricity & MagnetismS Semester/Year2/1In InstructorIryna ManzhosTA NameAditya PandyaLab/ Tutorial Report No.2Report TitleSimple Harmonic MotionSection No.41Group No.N/A N/A Submission DateFeb. 9, 2015 Due DateFeb. 10, 2015 Student NameStudent IDS Signature*Muhammad Faraz Shahid xxxx65704xxxx(Note: remove the first 4 digits from your student ID)*By signing above you attest that you have contributed to this submission and confirm that all work you have contributed to this submission is your own work. Any suspicion of copying or plagiarism in this work will result in an investigation of Academic Misconduct and may result in a “0” on the work,an “F” in the course, or possibly more severe penalties, as well as a Disciplinary Notice on your academic record under the Student Code of Academic Conduct, which can be found online at:
Objective:The purpose of this experiment was to investigate the relationship between oscillating mass in a spring systemwith simple harmonic motion of masses that are also oscillating. There were two main parts of this experiment.There were two parts to this experiment. In part one the objectives were to: measure the position and velocity asa function of time for an oscillating mass and spring system, compare the observed motion of a mass and springsystem to a mathematical model of simple harmonic motion, and determine the amplitude, period, and phaseconstant of the observed simple harmonic motion to develop a deeper understanding of behaviour of SHM. Inpart two the objectives were to: examine the energies involved in simple harmonic motion to test the principle ofconservation of energy and whether SHM applies.Spring is a mechanical device that stores energy. Simple non-coiled strings such as bows have been usedthroughout the history of mankind. During 3rdcentury B.C., a Greek engineer Ctesibius of Alexandria came upwith the process of making springy bronzes by increasing the proportion of tin in the copper alloy, casting thepart, and hardening it with hammer blows.Then, in 2ndcentury B.C., Philo of Byzantium, another catapultengineer made the same device.Simple Harmonic motion is a back and forth motions, the best example forsimple harmonic motion is pendulum.Many pendulum clocks run on the principle of simple harmonic motion.This experiment is significant as it not only provides students with a hand-on exercise to visualize simpleharmonic motion (SHM), but it also helps them to understand on how to interpret the motion of a spring underSHM to find numerous important parameters such as amplitude and period of motion as well as the phaseconstant for the motion. This experiment also provides students with the knowledge of how can the law ofconservation of energy can be applied to an object under SHM to represent motion of an object in SHM in termsof energy equations (i.e. kinetic and potential energies).