Unit 3 - Oscillations
- Lab 3A : Vertical mass spring, fitting sin waves
- Lab 3B: Pendulums, fitting damped sin waves
- Lab 3C : Energy in oscillatory systems
- Lab 3D : Physical pendulum
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Lab 3A/3B Instruction
In 3A, you will be using fitting on harmonic motion data. You will be using stock footage of a mass on a spring and then you will be using your Arduino/Tracker to measure the oscillations of a pendulum. In lab 3B, you will be studying and fitting damped oscillations.
Lab 3C/3D Instruction
In Lab 3C, you will be looking at energy in both simple harmonic oscillations and damped oscillations. In Lab 3D, you will be working with physical pendulums.