3A Oscillations

Meterstick "Kater" Pendulum

Catalog: 
3A15.70B
Location: 
Ba1
As discribed by Randall D. Peters, "Student-Friendly Percision Pendulum", The Physics Teacher, Vol.37, Oct. 1999. A meterstick setup to oscillate about an axis at its upper end and another axis approximately 66.6cm from the first.

Pendulum Man (Chaotic pendulum)

Catalog: 
3A95.520
Location: 
Ba2
A pendulum system that can be configured 68 different ways to demonstrate pendulum motion

Resonance Reeds

This shows the "teeth" that vibrate one at a time depending on the speed.
Catalog: 
3A60.50A
Location: 
Ba3
A brass disk spins very fast. As it slows down the shortest "tooth" vibrates. As it further slows the longer teeth vibrate one at a time. A resonance, or vibrating-reed, tachometer uses a series of consecutively tuned reeds to determine engine speed by indicating the vibration frequency of the machine.

Equal length different masses pendula

Different masses with the same length pendula have the same period for small ang
Catalog: 
3A10.17D
Location: 
Bc1
A heavy and light mass of equal length swing with the same period.

Air track simple harmonic motion - Video

demonstration image
Catalog: 
3A20.35
Location: 
3_1
Video Encyclopedia :Place an air track glider between two springs. A video overlay shows the sinusoidal path.

Physical Pendula Periods

demonstration image
Catalog: 
3A15.20A
Location: 
meter stick rack
Three physical pendula in lengths of 1, 2 and 4 compare period. Meter sticks .5m, 1m and 2m are used.

Circular motion vs. mass on spring - Video

demonstration image
Catalog: 
3A40.10
Location: 
3_1
Video Encyclopedia :Front on view of a marker on a disc and a mass on a spring.

Circular motion vs. mass on a spring

Hold the mass at either the bottom or top of the disk and then release the mass
Catalog: 
3A40.10A
Location: 
4-top
The UCM of a rotating disk is compared to the SHM of an oscillating spring. The comparison is shadow projected.

Tuning fork with light - Video

demonstration image
Catalog: 
3A40.41
Location: 
3_1
Video Encyclopedia :Attach a small light to a large slow fork and pan it by a video camera. A sine wave is visible by camera retention.

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