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4.1 Oscillations

Experiments

Here are experiments our science specialists have selected to support the IB* topic.

Simple Harmonic Motion

Experiment #15 from Physics with Vernier

  • Measure the position and velocity as a function of time for an oscillating mass and spring system.
  • Determine the amplitude, period, and phase constant of the observed simple harmonic motion.
  • Compare the observed motion of a mass and spring system to a mathematical model of simple harmonic motion.

Energy in Simple Harmonic Motion

Experiment #17 from Physics with Vernier

  • Examine the energies involved in simple harmonic motion.
  • Test the principle of conservation of energy.

Educational Standard
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Subject
Physics
Section
Core
Topic
4. Waves

* The IB Diploma Program is an official program of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) which authorizes schools to offer it. The material available here has been developed independently of the IBO and is not endorsed by it.

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