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Oscillations Lesson Plans Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is simple harmonic motion?

Question 2 2. What is kinematics?

Question 3 3. What is simple harmonic motion?

Question 4 4. At what point in a pendulum's motion is the acceleration greatest?

Question 5 5. During the simple harmonic motion of a pendulum, where is the velocity greatest?

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Question 6 6. What is elasticity?

Question 7 7. 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?

Question 8 8. What makes a pendulum simple?

Question 9 9. 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 10 10. 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 a displacement of 4 cm at 1 second? (Assume you are starting to measure time (t = 0) at maximum displacement.)

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Question 11 11. 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 12 12. Why is the equation for displacement a cosine curve (rather than sine)?

Question 13 13. An object in simple harmonic motion has a time period of 4 seconds. What is the frequency of the motion?

Question 14 14. A mass on a spring, with mass 10 kilograms and spring constant 5 N/m. The maximum displacement of 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 15 15. In general, what happens in terms of energy in simple harmonic motion?

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Question 16 16. What is simple harmonic motion?

Question 17 17. 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 18 18. If a pendulum has a length of 5 meters, what is the time period of the pendulum?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is NOT an example of simple harmonic motion?

Question 20 20. What is simple harmonic motion?

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Question 21 21. 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 22 22. 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 23 23. 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?

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. What is simple harmonic motion?

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Question 26 26. In the case of a pendulum, what energy interplay is occurring?

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

Question 28 28. What does a larger spring constant mean?

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

Question 30 30. If there is a negative sign in front of the Hooke's Law equation, what does the force, F, represent?

Oscillations Lesson Plans Chapter Exam Instructions

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