Statement of the law, with derivation of differential equation for mass on a spring.
8.01 Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Fall 1999
Prof. Walter Lewin
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Hooke's Law
Derivation of differential equation for SHM from conservation of energy in a spring.
8.01 Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Fall 1999
Prof. Walter Lewin
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Simple Harmonic Motion from Energy Conservation
Equation for conservation of energy for object in circular potential well; cosine approximation.
8.01 Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Fall 1999
Prof. Walter Lewin
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Oscillation in Circular Well
Derivation of differential equation for circular well; proof of simple harmonic oscillation; calculation of T and ω.
8.01 Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Fall 1999
Prof. Walter Lewin
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Oscillation in Circular Well II
Demonstration of simple harmonic oscillation for shuttle on large-radius air track; calculation of T.
8.01 Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Fall 1999
Prof. Walter Lewin
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Shuttle on Circular Air Track
Demonstration of failure of simple harmonic motion for ball in circular well; calculation of T does not agree with SHM.
8.01 Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Fall 1999
Prof. Walter Lewin
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Ball in Circular Well
Explanation of longer than expected period for ball rolling on circular track in simple harmonic motion using rotational energy.
8.01 Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Fall 1999
Prof. Walter Lewin
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Rolling Simple Harmonic Motion
Proof of SHO and calculation of period for liquid oscillating in U-tube.
8.01 Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Fall 1999
Prof. Walter Lewin
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Simple Harmonic Oscillation in a U-Tube
Prediction of T for liquid in U-tube; experiment to measure T; error analysis.
8.01 Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Fall 1999
Prof. Walter Lewin
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U-Tube Demonstration
Proof of simple harmonic oscillation for torsional pendulum without small-angle; interpretation of equation.
8.01 Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Fall 1999
Prof. Walter Lewin
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Torsional Pendulum Equation
Calculation of T for torsional pendulum; experiment to verify T for large values of θ
8.01 Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Fall 1999
Prof. Walter Lewin
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Torsional Pendulum Demonstration
8.01 Physics I, Fall 2003
Prof. Stanley Kowalski
Definition and properties of simple harmonic motion; mass-spring systems; energy in simple harmonic motions, with examples.
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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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Equations for simple harmonic motion; frequency and period of simple harmonic motion; velocity, acceleration, and mechanical energy in simple harmonic motion.
8.01L Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Fall 2005
Dr. George Stephans
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Modeling the motion of a simple harmonic oscillator; gravitational field of a spherical shell of matter; gravitational force inside uniform sphere.
8.01T Physics I, Fall 2004
Dr. Peter Dourmashkin, Prof. J. David Litster, Prof. David Pritchard, Prof. Bernd Surrow
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Masses m and 3m are connected by spring; finding energy, velocity, period of oscillations.
8.01 Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Fall 1999
Prof. Walter Lewin
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2-part SHO problem; calculating v_{max} and f.
8.01 Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Fall 1999
Prof. Walter Lewin
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