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AP Physics 1 Oscillations: Homeschool Curriculum Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 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 2 2. What is simple harmonic motion?

Question 3 3. What is elasticity?

Question 4 4. What is kinematics?

Question 5 5. 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?

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Question 6 6. What is a pendulum?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is NOT an example of simple harmonic motion?

Question 8 8. If there is a negative sign in front of the Hooke's Law equation, what does the force, F, represent?

Question 9 9. In general, what happens in terms of energy in simple harmonic motion?

Question 10 10. A 3 kg pendulum has 5 joules of kinetic energy at the lowest point of its movement. How high above its equilibrium point does the pendulum reach?

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Question 11 11. 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 12 12. What makes a pendulum simple?

Question 13 13. In the case of a pendulum, what energy interplay is occurring?

Question 14 14. What is simple harmonic motion?

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 the spring constant?

Question 17 17. What is simple harmonic motion?

Question 18 18. During the simple harmonic motion of a pendulum, where is the velocity greatest?

Question 19 19. What is simple harmonic motion?

Question 20 20. 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?

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Question 21 21. A spring with a spring constant of 100 N/m completes one oscillation in 2.4 seconds. What is the mass attached to the spring?

Question 22 22. During the simple harmonic motion of a pendulum, where is the acceleration greatest?

Question 23 23. What is the magnitude of the amplitude of a spring-mass system where the angular frequency is π rad/s, and the mass is at 4 cm at 1 second?

Question 24 24. 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 25 25. At what point in a pendulum's motion is the acceleration greatest?

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Question 26 26. What does a larger spring constant mean?

Question 27 27. Where in the oscillating motion of a mass on a spring, is the net force the greatest?

Question 28 28. Why is the equation for displacement a cosine curve (rather than sine)?

Question 29 29. If you double the mass of the block attached to a spring-block oscillator, what will happen to the frequency of the oscillation?

Question 30 30. What is simple harmonic motion?

AP Physics 1 Oscillations: Homeschool Curriculum Chapter Exam Instructions

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