How can we characterize simple harmonic motion?

posted Mar 22, 2018, 6:43 AM by Barbara Fortunato   [ updated Mar 28, 2018, 5:07 AM by Barbara Fortunato ]
2: M 3/26 lab & Th 3/29, 4: W 3/28 & Th 3/29

Today, watch the following two videos on simple harmonic oscillators with springs and pendulums.  Alternatively, learn about simple harmonic oscillators using the available media of your choice - textbook, internet, etc.

SHM: Springs (Dan Fullerton)

SHM: Pendulums (Dan Fullerton)


Small angle approximation:


Then, in groups, apply what you know and solve problems with simple harmonic motion:
    Required:   Oscillation AP Problems (2009M2, 1990M3, 1999M2)

Homework:   Make sure you are caught up with the videos in preparation for the lab tomorrow.  Also, make sure you've at least done 2009M2 which is the first problem in the Oscillation AP Problems packet.  Test on velocity dependent forces, gravitation/orbits, and simple harmonic motion on Thursday, April 12th.   March 29th.  If you know you're not going to be in school that day, please plan to take the test before you leave - 3rd our on Wedneday, March 28th.  
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