Lab 4 - PHYSICSLABORATORY REPORT SimpleHarmonicMotion...

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PHYSICS LABORATORY REPORT  Simple Harmonic Motion Tanisha Billups
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October 29, 2008 Objective of the Experiment:  The purpose of this experiment is to use simple  harmonic motion to measure the period of a mass vibrating at the end of a vertical  spring.   Theory:  Since many systems perform some type of vibrating motion, the knowledge  and use of harmonic motion is very important; the motion of a body contains simple  harmonic motion if the system obeys Hooke’s law and friction is absent. Two important  terms to know when discussing simple harmonic motion are amplitude and period. The  amplitude is the maximum displacement while the period is the time needed for one  complete vibration.  Method:  1. Suspend the string from the support apparatus 2. Measure the length from the ground to the bottom of the spring 3. Suspend 100g from the spring 4. Record the length from the ground to the lower end of the spring
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