Simple Harmonic Motion: Kinetic Energy & Potential Energy


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What is simple harmonic motion?

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

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out if you understand the kinetic and potential energy of simple harmonic motion with this worksheet and quiz. You should be familiar with different forms of simple harmonic motion to finish this quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz allows you to answer questions that deal with:

  • How energy works with simple harmonic motion
  • Energy related to a pendulum
  • A vertical mass on a spring

Skills Practiced

You can use this quiz as an opportunity to practice skills that include:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on simple harmonic motion
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define simple harmonic motion
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve a simple harmonic motion practice problem

Additional Learning

The lesson entitled Simple Harmonic Motion: Kinetic Energy & Potential Energy will teach you more about this subject. Read this lesson and you'll be able to learn about:

  • Velocity and acceleration
  • The law of conservation of energy
  • Equations associated with simple harmonic energy