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.

Sample ResultsCurve Fitting for Vertical Displacement
Curve Fitting for Vertical Velocity
Experiment Code5.4
Version2017-1

Further Readings and References

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

Pictorial Procedure

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