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.
