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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. Energy charts are provided for energy analysis of the system. 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
Classical Mechanics
- Work and Energy
Oscillations & Waves
- Oscillations
= Damped Oscillators
= Hooke's Law
= Simple Harmonic Motion
= Springs and Oscillators
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Middle School
- Instructional Material
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- Educators
- application/flash
- application/java
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© 2005 PHET; University of Colorado at Boulder
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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:
January 6, 2018 by Caroline Hall
Last Update
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
(PhET, Boulder, 2005), WWW Document, (https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/legacy/mass-spring-lab).
AJP/PRST-PER
PhET Simulation: Masses & Springs, (PhET, Boulder, 2005), <https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/legacy/mass-spring-lab>.
APA Format
PhET Simulation: Masses & Springs. (2006, March 3). Retrieved July 22, 2018, from PhET: https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/legacy/mass-spring-lab
Chicago Format
PhET. PhET Simulation: Masses & Springs. Boulder: PhET, March 3, 2006. https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/legacy/mass-spring-lab (accessed 22 July 2018).
MLA Format
PhET Simulation: Masses & Springs. Boulder: PhET, 2005. 3 Mar. 2006. 22 July 2018 <https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/legacy/mass-spring-lab>.
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@misc{ Title = {PhET Simulation: Masses & Springs}, Publisher = {PhET}, Volume = {2018}, Number = {22 July 2018}, Month = {March 3, 2006}, Year = {2005} }
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