Students will learn to calculate periods, frequencies, etc. of spring systems in harmonic motion.
A demonstration is used to illustrate the oscillations of a mass on a spring.
An example harmonic motion problem involving a car's shock absorbers is explained.
Kinematics of a spring; explore the sine wave created by a bouncing mass.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Springs.
Shows how energy changes for springs of different stiffness, among other factors.
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.