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Friday 2 Name:___________________________ Activity: The simple harmonic oscillator The spring constant is the slope of the force vs position line. What is the spring constant in the experiment? The slope is 0.2 N divided by 0.1 m. This is 2N/m. What is the period of the oscillation? From the graphs we can see that the period is very close to 2s. What is the frequency in Hz?
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Unformatted text preview: f=1/T , so the frequency is 1/2Hz or you can write 0.5Hz When the position is at its maximum, what is the velocity? At that point the velocity is zero. This means that all of the energy is stored in the flexing of the spring. When the velocity is at a maximum, what is the position? The position is zero at that point. Thus all of the energy is in the motion of the mass....
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  • Spring '08
  • Energy, Simple Harmonic Oscillator, force vs position

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