Simple Harmonic Motion

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Simple Harmonic Motion The purpose of this lab experiment is to study the behavior of springs in static and dynamic situations. We will determine the spring constant, , for an individual spring using both Hooke's Law and the properties of an oscillating spring system. It is also possible to study the effects, if any, that amplitude has on the period of a body experiencing simple harmonic motion. By: Partners: TA: Cheng “Chester” Xu Section: 75529 Monday (9:40-11:30)

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Objective: Observe simple harmonic motion in a spring suspended vertically and set into motion. Determine the amplitude and frequency from the motion using DataStudio. Procedure: Turn on the interface and open the experiment file Labs/PHY113/ Fall2010/SHM. Measure the mass of the cart. 1. For initial displacement of 8 cm, record position vs. time, velocity vs. time, and the period of oscillations. Calculate the spring constant of the system. k=w 2 m, where w=2π/T, where T= mean value of period of oscillation. Fit the position vs. time
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## This note was uploaded on 09/14/2011 for the course PHY 111 taught by Professor Cavatto during the Spring '08 term at ASU.

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