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Unformatted text preview: m equals the mass of the system, and k is the spring constant. = T 2mk = . . T 2105 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 experiments 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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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course PHYS 212L taught by Professor Huang,taiyin during the Fall '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.
 Fall '07
 HUANG,TAIYIN
 Magnetism, Force, Mass, Simple Harmonic Motion

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