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Oscillations in Physics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. If we stretch a spring from a length of 1 meter to a length of 3 meters, and the spring constant is 0.4, what force did we apply to stretch the spring?

Question 2 2. What is simple harmonic motion?

Question 3 3. A mass of 8 kilograms attached to a spring, with spring constant 5 N/m. What is the time period and frequency of the oscillation?

Question 4 4. A horizontal mass on a spring is oscillating such that it has a velocity of 5 meters per second when it passes through the equilibrium position. If the spring constant of the spring is 0.6, and the amplitude of the oscillation is 1.5 meters, what is the mass attached to the spring?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is NOT an example of simple harmonic motion?

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Question 6 6. Where in the oscillating motion of a mass on a spring, is the acceleration of the mass the greatest?

Question 7 7. Where in the oscillating motion of a mass on a spring, is the net force the greatest?

Question 8 8. What is the spring constant?

Question 9 9. A mass on a spring, with mass 10 kilograms and spring constant 5 N/m. The maximum displacement the spring is 0.5 meters. What is the displacement after 1.2 seconds? (The stopwatch starts as the spring passes through the equilibrium position (middle).)

Question 10 10. What is simple harmonic motion?

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Question 11 11. Where in the oscillating motion of a mass on a spring, is the velocity of the mass the greatest?

Question 12 12. An object in simple harmonic motion has a time period of 4 seconds. What is the frequency of the motion?

Question 13 13. What is kinematics?

Question 14 14. At what point in a pendulum's motion is the acceleration greatest?

Question 15 15. If a pendulum has a length of 5 meters, what is the time period of the pendulum?

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Question 16 16. What is simple harmonic motion?

Question 17 17. What makes a pendulum simple?

Question 18 18. What is simple harmonic motion?

Question 19 19. What is simple harmonic motion?

Question 20 20. In the case of a VERTICAL mass on a spring, what energy interplay is occurring?

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Question 21 21. If a displacement equation for simple harmonic motion is represented with a COSINE, what does that tell you about the position of the object when you start the stopwatch?

Question 22 22. In the case of a pendulum, what energy interplay is occurring?

Question 23 23. In general, what happens in terms of energy in simple harmonic motion?

Question 24 24. If you double the mass of the block attached to a spring-block oscillator, what will happen to the frequency of the oscillation?

Question 25 25. A pendulum of mass 5 kilograms, is swinging at a frequency of 2 hertz. If the amplitude of the oscillation is 0.7 meters, at what position will the pendulum bob be after 2.2 seconds?

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Question 26 26. What is the time period of an object in simple harmonic motion?

Question 27 27. If we apply a 5 newton force to a spring, and it stretches 0.2 meters, what is the spring constant of the spring?

Question 28 28. What is elasticity?

Question 29 29. During the simple harmonic motion of a pendulum, where is the velocity greatest?

Question 30 30. During the simple harmonic motion of a pendulum, where is the acceleration greatest?

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