Physics12 Lab Report 1

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Physics Lab Report 1 Simple Harmonic Motion Teddy Portney 1/30/07 Lab LK Section A I. Introduction Simple harmonic motion is a type of oscillation, which is undampened and undriven. It is periodic, represented by equations for displacement, velocity, and acceleration involving the sine and cosine functions. Specific examples of simple harmonic motion include masses oscillating on springs, simple pendulums, and physical pendulums. In this lab, we used the first example of simple harmonic motion; a mass oscillating on a spring. For our experiments, we some vital equations included: ω= √M/k, ω=2π/T and therefore T = 2π*ω = 2π* √M/k. In this equation, M represents the mass hanging from the spring, while k represents the spring constant. II. Procedure This lab consisted of three parts. In part one, we hung three different springs on a stable rod. We then attached different known masses to the end of the spring and measured the distance of the equilibrium position of the mass to the floor. Graphing these results gave us values for the spring constants of each spring. In part two of this experiment, we used a set mass of 250 grams and timed the period of the mass. Because the spring constant was different for all three springs, the period for the same mass was
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course PHY 12 taught by Professor Gallagher during the Fall '07 term at Tufts.

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