# Ch 11: AP Physics 1: Oscillations

Watch our informative video lessons to learn all about oscillations and simple harmonic motion. After studying the lessons, check out our self-assessment quizzes.

## AP Physics: Oscillations - Chapter Summary

Oscillations are a must-know for anyone studying physics. Learn about the properties of simple harmonic motion and how to use them to better understand oscillation by watching our easy-to-understand videos. Achieve a greater understanding of Hooke's Law, the spring constant, spring-block oscillators, and pendulums. After studying this chapter, you will know:

• The finer points of simple harmonic motion
• Hooke's law and how to measure the spring constant
• The relationship between the kinetic and potential energy of a simple harmonic oscillator
• How to discuss the kinematics of simple harmonic motion
• The effect that the physical properties of oscillations systems have on their frequency
• What the sinusoidal description of SHM is

Video Objective
Simple Harmonic Motion (SHM): Definition, Formulas & Examples Understand simple harmonic motion. Measure time displacement, velocity, and acceleration of an object undergoing SHM.
Hooke's Law & the Spring Constant: Definition & Equation Recognize Hooke's Law and how to measure the spring constant.
Simple Harmonic Motion: Kinetic Energy & Potential Energy Analyze how kinetic and potential energy affect each other in a simple harmonic oscillator.
The Kinematics of Simple Harmonic Motion Interpret the kinematics of simple harmonic motion.
Spring-Block Oscillator: Vertical Motion, Frequency & Mass Learn about the frequency of oscillation and how it's affected by physical properties of the system.
Pendulums in Physics: Definition & Equations Define and discuss the sinusoidal description of SHM.

6 Lessons in Chapter 11: AP Physics 1: Oscillations
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