Class06b - Review: Oscillations of an Ideal Spring Recall...

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1/20/12 Oregon State University PH 202, Lecture 6b 1 Review: Oscillations of an Ideal Spring Recall the basics of an ideal spring-mass system: Its maximum displacement, A , is called its amplitude. Its maximum speed occurs at minimum (zero) displacement; Its minimum speed occurs at maximum displacement. Its maximum acceleration occurs at maximum displacement; Its minimum acceleration occurs at minimum(zero) displacement. Its mechanical energy is a constant, comprised of some mix of kinetic and potential energy.
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1/20/12 Oregon State University PH 202, Lecture 6b 2 A Universe Full of Oscillations But a spring-mass system isn’t the only form of Simple Harmonic Motion we can observe. Here’s a longer list: Spring-mass Pendulum Vibrating string Vibrating membrane Orbiting object (electron? planet?)
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1/20/12 Oregon State University PH 202, Lecture 6b 3 Simple Harmonic Motion – from Uniform Circular Motion If you place a small object on a rotating surface and observe its
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This note was uploaded on 03/10/2012 for the course PH 202 taught by Professor Staff during the Winter '08 term at Oregon State.

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Class06b - Review: Oscillations of an Ideal Spring Recall...

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