Mass on a Spring

 

Hooke's Law

Definition of Hooke's law describing restoring force applied by a spring; spring constant of a coil spring; springs in parallel and series.

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Stretching of a spring due to hanging masses.

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Oscillatory Motion

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Definition and properties of simple harmonic motion; mass-spring systems; energy in simple harmonic motions, with examples.

Definition and properties of simple harmonic motion; mass-spring systems; energy in simple harmonic motions, with examples; table of equations for simple harmonic motion.

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Mechanical Energy Problem Solving

Modeling the motion of a block-spring system using Newton's second law and conservation of mechanical energy.

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Experiment 6

Harmonic oscillator experiment setup and procedure.

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Simple Harmonic Motion

Momentum and kinetic energy of a baseball bat; simple harmonic motion of two mass-spring systems.

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Mass-Spring Oscillation

Period, acceleration, and amplitude of harmonic motion of mass-spring systems.

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Oscillating Mass-Spring

Velocity of a mass in an oscillating mass-spring system.

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Collisions

Concept questions about elastic and inelastic collisions between two or more bodies; some questions involve mass-spring systems.

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Experiment 4 Pre-Lab

Finding the spring constant of a spring; finding the radius of an object in uniform circular motion.

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Experiment 4 Analysis

Fitting data from Experiment 4.

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Spring-Mass Harmonic Oscillator

Oscillation of a mass on a spring.

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Inelastic Collision with an Oscillating Mass

Motion of an oscillating mass on a spring, before and after colliding with a lump of putty.

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Mass on a Spring

Motion of a mass oscillating on a spring.

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Oscillation of a cart connected to a spring on an inclined plane.

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Spring-Launched Ball

Finding the spring constant of a spring from the maximum height of a ball shot by the spring.

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Collision with Mass on a Spring

Inelastic collision of a clay ball with a block connected to a spring.

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Spring Compression

Motion of two masses, each connected to a different spring.

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Oscillating Mass on a Spring

Harmonic motion of a mass connected to a spring.

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Experimental Centripetal Force

Finding ω, T, f for nut revolving around axis on end of a rubber band.

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Marooned on an Asteroid

4-part problem; finding compression necessary to launch pen into orbit; speed and radius in orbit.

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Inelastic Collision with a Spring

For inelastic collision, finding initial and final velocities and pendulum attributes.

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Block and Spring

Inelastic collision involving an oscillating mass attached to a spring.

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