Examples Of Simple Harmonic Motion

Purpose

To illustrate simple harmonic motion.

Equipment

Pre-assembled gizmo as photographed.

Images

g1-01

Description

This setup includes a pendulum, a physical pendulum, and a mass on a spring, any of which can be set into simple harmonic motion and observed.

References

THE PENDULUM ◙D. A. Wells, A Demonstration Laboratory for Advanced Dynamics, AJP 13, 147-15, (1945). ◙George E. Owen and Daniel C. McKown, An Experiment Illustrating the Elliptic Integral of the First Kind, AJP 19, 188, (1951). ◙James L. Anderson, Approximations in Physics and the Simple Pendulum, AJP 27, 188-189, (1959). ◙Harry H. Denman, Amplitude-Dependence of Frequency in a Linear Approximation to the Simple Pendulum Equation, AJP 27, 524-525, (1959). ◙Malcolm K. Smith, Precision Measurement of Period vs Amplitude for a Pendulum, AJP 32, 632-633, (1964). ◙Seung-Ping Li and Shih-Yu Feng, Pr