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This simulation provides a realistic virtual mass-and-spring laboratory. Users can explore spring motion by manipulating stiffness of the spring, the hanging mass, the initial pull, damping (friction) and gravity. This item is part of a larger collection of simulations developed by the Physics Education Technology project (PhET).

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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Motion, Forces, and Energy
- Work and Energy
Waves and Pendula
- Oscillations
= Damped Oscillators
= Hooke's Law
= Simple Harmonic Motion
= Springs and Oscillators
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Middle School
- Instructional Material
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- Educators
- application/flash
- application/java
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Mirror: http://phet.colorado.edu/sims/mass-spring-lab…
Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2005 PHET; University of Colorado at Boulder
Additional information is available.
Keywords: Hooke's Law, damping, elastic potential energy, friction, harmonic oscillation, simple harmonic motion, spring constant, springs
Record Cloner: Metadata instance created April 26, 2006 by Caroline Hall
Record Updated: Nov 14, 2012 by Zachary Davis
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when Cataloged:
March 3, 2006
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NSES Content Standards

Con.B: Physical Science
  • 5-8: Motion & Forces
  • 9-12: Motions & Forces
  • 9-12: Conservation of Energy & Increase in Disorder
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AIP Format
(Physics Education Technology Project, Boulder, 2005), WWW Document, (http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/mass-spring-lab).
AJP/PRST-PER
PhET Simulation: Masses & Springs (Physics Education Technology Project, Boulder, 2005), <http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/mass-spring-lab>.
APA Format
PhET Simulation: Masses & Springs. (2006, March 3). Retrieved April 16, 2014, from Physics Education Technology Project: http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/mass-spring-lab
Chicago Format
Physics Education Technology Project. PhET Simulation: Masses & Springs. Boulder: Physics Education Technology Project, March 3, 2006. http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/mass-spring-lab (accessed 16 April 2014).
MLA Format
PhET Simulation: Masses & Springs. Boulder: Physics Education Technology Project, 2005. 3 Mar. 2006. 16 Apr. 2014 <http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/mass-spring-lab>.
BibTeX Export Format
@misc{ Title = {PhET Simulation: Masses & Springs}, Publisher = {Physics Education Technology Project}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {16 April 2014}, Month = {March 3, 2006}, Year = {2005} }
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