Students will learn to calculate periods, frequencies, etc. of spring systems in harmonic motion.
Comparing the spring constant (stiffness of springs) of springs using a force (F) vs. stretched length (x) " graph"
Recognizing that the period represents the amount of time for one cycle to complete
Recognizing that the frequency represents that number of cycles that complete in 1 second
Calculating period using the equation period = time / cycles
Calculating the frequency using the equation Frequency = cycles / time
Calculating the frequency and period using the equations f = 1 / T and T = 1 / f
Determining the frequency from the mass of the block and the spring constant using f = 1/2Ï â (k/m)
Determining the period from the mass of the block and the spring constant using T = 2Ïâ (m/k)
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.