Lesson: Oscillating Springs
In this lesson, we will learn how to calculate the instantaneous position, velocity, acceleration, and energy of simple harmonic spring oscillators.
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Worksheet: 13 Questions • 2 Videos
A mass is attached to a spring and hung vertically. The mass is raised a short distance in the vertical direction and released. The mass oscillates with a frequency . If the mass is replaced with a mass nine times as large, and the experiment was repeated, what would be the frequency of the oscillations in terms of ?
What effective force constant should the springs have to make the object oscillate with a period of 2.00 s?
What energy is stored in the springs for a 2.00-m displacement from equilibrium?
A type of clock keeps time by the oscillation of a small object bouncing on a spring. What force constant of a spring is needed to produce a period of 0.370 s for an object of mass 0.0210 kg?