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Vernier - Simple Harmonic Motion

Updated on 03/28/2014

Activity Overview

In this lesson, students will use the motion detector to determine the amplitude, period, and phase constant of the observed simple harmonic motion.

Objectives

  • Measure the position and velocity as a function of time for an oscillating mass and spring system.
  • Compare the observed motion of a mass and spring system to a mathematical model of simple harmonic motion.
  • Determine the amplitude, period, and phase constant of the observed simple harmonic motion.