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Simple Harmonic Motion

# Simple Harmonic Motion - m equals the mass of the system...

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Section 1 Simple Harmonic Motion April 9, 2007 Anthony Marro Jason Janscak, Jason Halwick Abstract In this experiment we will investigate the motion of a mass oscillating on a spring. The restoring force of the spring causes the mass to oscillate up and down, because of the change of potential energy into kinetic. And as the mass oscillates, the energy continually interchanges between kinetic. And because of friction the energy in the system continuously goes down/

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Section 1 Analysis: To find the spring constant ( k ) of the spring we take the negative of the distance the spring is pulled over the force exerted on the string. =- k xf The answer gives us a spring constant of .2052 This equation gives us the theoretical period (time) of oscillation. Where
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Unformatted text preview: m equals the mass of the system, and k is the spring constant. = T 2πmk = . . T 2π105 343 1525 T = 1.149 This equation gives us the experimental period (time) of oscillation. This T equals 1.2 This equation gives us the percent error Section 1 Our percent error in this lab was 2.959 Conclusion: This experiment’s purpose was to investigate the motion of a mass oscillating on a spring. The relationship between the equation for theoretical period correlates well with the data collected by the computer. The very small percent error 2.959% could have been caused by the usage of energy in the system and the air resistance that the system creates. A way to eliminate these errors is doing the experiment in a vacuum....
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