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PHY 241 University Physics Experiment 8 Simple Harmonic Motion Jacob Matson Lab Partner: Chip Pitkin Performed: Mar 16, 2006 Submitted: Mar 23, 2006
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Objective: To study the dynamics of a particle undergoing simple harmonic motion by examining the oscillations of a mass attached to a spring. Apparatus: Pendulum Support, spring, slotted masses, mass hanger, meter stick, mirror, and stop watch. Theory: When an ideal spring is stretched by an applied force, its displacement is proportional to the stretching force. This relationship, called Hooke’s Law, is expressed as follows: F = k*x, where F is the force, X is the displacement, and k is the spring constant. Procedure and Data: Determination of the spring constant: Place the weight plus 250g of slotted masses on the spring to give some initial separation to each coil in the spring. This will be recorded as the equilibrium point. Add 100 grams of slotted weights and measure the hanger’s location again. Add more weight as needed. Determination of the partial mass of the spring: Place a load of 200g on the
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