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Abstract Title: Driven Damped Harmonic Motion
Abstract: The amplitude vs. frequency curve is measured for a magnetically damped, sinusoidally driven, spring and mass system. The sweep of the driving frequencies is achieved using a computer and the signal output of the ScienceWorkshop 750 interface. The amount of damping can be varied to see how this affects the shape of the curve and the resonant frequency. Also, the phase relationship between the motion of the driver and the motion of the mass can be studied for the frequencies above, below, and at resonance. The simple addition of a point mass makes the system nonlinear, allowing studies of chaos.
Abstract Type: Workshop

Workshop Documents

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Session: Session V - Parallel Workshops

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Ann Hanks
PASCO Physics