Student Manual

Oscillations are a commonly observed physical phenomenon. In this experiment, we will use our video motion analysis technique to investigate the oscillatory motion of a mass-spring system. We will calculate frequency and damping coefficient of the oscillatory motion.

Software Code Download
Sample Results Curve Fitting for Vertical Displacement
Curve Fitting for Vertical Velocity
Experiment Code 5.4
Version 2017-1

Further Readings and References

  • Article 13.1-13.4 Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics , Fishbane, Gasiorowicz and Thornton 366-377 , (1993).

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