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Unformatted text preview: Lab Report # 6 Bo Sang Yun (lab partner : Tae Sung Kim) 1. Introduction In this experiment we will connect an air puck to a spring and observe its harmonic motion as it glides on the air table. Spring exerts a force upon the puck based on Hooke’s law theory. The puck oscillates under the influence of the spring. By analyzing trajectory, we will see whether it experience simple harmonic motion or not. Since spring is under tension all the time, there is equilibrium position where the forces are exactly equal, opposite and the net force on the puck is zero. By locating the puck distant from the origin, and releasing it, we will see the puck oscillating around the equilibrium position. 2. Conclusion Summary : Two factors that decides whether the object is in simple harmonic motion are w(angular frequency) and potential energy. We concluded that the heavy puck is in simple harmonic motion, observing that w1 and potential energy of heavy puck are conserved....
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This note was uploaded on 10/28/2010 for the course PHY 12343 taught by Professor Turner during the Spring '10 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Spring '10