Students will learn the concepts of period and frequency and how to read them off a graph and how to calculate them for systems in harmonic motion. In addition, students will learn how to graph simple harmonic motion.
A large number of simulations involving springs, collisions, and conservation of energy are available at this site.
A demonstration is used to illustrate the oscillations of a mass on a spring.
Practice Harmonic Period and Frequency questions
Calculate the period for a given frequency and vice versa.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Period and Frequency.
This study guide reviews simple harmonic motion: restoring force, period, frequency, and damped/driven harmonic motion. It also looks at spring system and pendulum system.