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Unformatted text preview: Pedro Viteri pjv267 4/14/08 Physics 103M: Laboratory 6 1. Introduction The main objective of the laboratory 6 of the physics course 103m was to show how its possible to model the periodic oscillations of a system to a function define using SIN or COS and also how previous laws like conservations of energy still apply to such cases. For this case we used two identical springs and one air puck in order to minimize the friction against the table. Because a spring obeys to Hookes laws F=-kx and we know that any object under the influence of a net force will experience an acceleration following the direction of the force. The main reason why we saw an oscillation on the lab is because the force exerted on the spring to begin the experiment, is store as potential energy U=1/2 kx^2 and at the origin or center the potential energy is cero that means that somehow that energy was transformed and because it has a velocity, the energy type at the origin is kinetic K=1/2mV^2. This energy transformation keeps on happening until the energy is transformed into some kinetic K=1/2mV^2....
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This note was uploaded on 09/18/2008 for the course PHY 103M taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Spring '08