Experiment 13 Lab Report

# Experiment 13 Lab Report - Experiment 13 Simple Harmonic...

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Experiment 13: Simple Harmonic Motion PHYS 124-011 Instructor: Sijie Lin Steven Yi 12/8/06

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Abstract The purpose of this laboratory experiment is to better understand harmonic motion. With the use of a spring and various weights, we will be studying the behavior of the springs under static and dynamic situations. We will be able to determine the spring constant of each individual spring. Also we will be observing the effects of amplitude, force and mass on the spring force and oscillating periods of the various masses. From the data we are able to compile a graph, which will tell us the spring constant by using the slope value as your answer. Doing all of these procedures in lab I can see clearer now harmonic motion works along with its components, such as Hooke’s Law.
Data : Exercise 1 Data Table : Mass of mass pan, m p : Initial position of hanging mass, x i : Mass added to pan (kg) Total suspended Mass (kg) Spring Force (N) Final position of hanging mass, x(f) (m) Displacement, D x (m) 0.2 0.7 6.86 0.741 0.043 0.3 0.8 7.84 0.71 0.074 0.4 0.9 8.82 0.68 0.104 0.5 1 9.8 0.65 0.1 Spring Constant, k : Mass Necessary to stretch spring, m o : 41.369 N/m 5.012 kg The spring constant was determined by graphing displacement vs. spring force, finding

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## This note was uploaded on 05/21/2008 for the course PHYSICS 122 taught by Professor Pope during the Spring '08 term at Clemson.

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