Simple Harmonic Motion

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This text is meant to accompany class discussions. It is not everything there is to know about simple harmonic motion. It is meant as a  prep for class.

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Contents
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Description
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Objectives
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Hooke's Law
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Type's of Oscillations
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Springs
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Pendulums
Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Students should be able to:

    • List the three basic types of harmonic motion and give an example of each.

    • Describe the properties that affect the period of motion for an object exhibiting simple harmonic motion.

    • Be able to define all the vocaulary words and phrases associated wtih the unit. They include, but they are not limited to; frequency, period, amplitude, displacement from equilibrium, natural frequency, resonant frequency, bob, force constant, spring constant, Hz, cps, RPM and motion cycle.

    • Identify the beginning and ending points for the pendulum arm’s length.

    • Identify the name of the mass on the end of a pendulum.

    • Describe what supplies the “restoring force” for a pendulum.

    • Mathematically describe the effect of a pendulum’s mass on the period of motion.

    • Mathematically describe the effect of the distance a pendulum is pulled back from its equilibrium position on the period of motion.

    • Identify the variables used in the simple harmonic motion problems.

    • Solve mathematical problems involving a pendulum’s harmonic motion’s formula.

    • Solve pendulum problems utilizing ratio methods.

    • Write the equation for a spring’s restoring force while identifying what each variable stands for and its units.

    • Use a graph of restoring force versus displacement from equilibrium to calculate a spring force constant.


    • Solve mathematical problems involving a spring’s restoring force formula.

    • Mathematically describe the effect of the distance, a mass attached to a spring’s end, is pulled back from its equilibrium position on the period of motion.

    • Solve mathematical problems involving a pendulum’s harmonic motion’s formula.

    • Solve spring problems utilizing ratio methods.
Some workbook solutions
Some solutions to workbook problems
Activity
Hooke's Law virtual lab, http://goo.gl/8pacv9
Quiz #1
Review Quiz for pendulums
Quiz #2
Reveiw quiz for springs
Mastery Assignment
Mastery Assignment (pdf)
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