Webcams are easily available and cheap every-day use items. This innovative experiment uses a webcam to monitor the oscillations of a body attached to a spring, negotiating simple harmonic motion. The effect of the viscous force of a liquid on the damping of the harmonic motion is also investigated.
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Further Readings and References
- Webcam as a measuring tool in the undergraduate physics laboratoryEuropean Journal of Physics,http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/0143-0807/20/2/004/pdf, L.F. Zonnetti et al., 85, 20, (1999).
- A demonstration of dry and viscous damping of an oscillating pendulumEuropean Journal of Physics,http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/0143-0807/27/5/020/meta;jsessionid=64F04430A40CB697A44943AC970E3826.c3, S. Nedev, V.C. Ivanova, 1213, 27, (2006).