# Ch 9: NYSTCE Physics: Oscillations

In preparation for the NYSTCE Physics CST, watch these lesson videos about harmonic motion, spring tension and the physics behind the motion of pendulums.

## NYSTCE Physics: Oscillations - Chapter Summary

Watch our professional instructors in these lesson videos as they discuss the kinematics of oscillation so that you will be prepared for related questions on the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE) Physics Content Specialty Test (CST). After you've completed the activities of this chapter, you should have a firm understanding of:

• Simple harmonic motion
• The Spring Constant and Hooke's Law
• Vertical motion, frequency and mass in relation to spring-block oscillators
• Equations used to express the physics of pendulums

To ensure your mastery of the material presented in these lessons, complete the lesson worksheets and quizzes. Then, find the subject matter you have not mastered and return to the key spots of the lesson videos to fortify your understanding of the subjects with video tags. If at any time you have a question about the topics of this chapter, remember that instructors are available to help clarify any confusion, and prepare you for your test day.

### NYSTCE Physics: Oscillations Objectives

New York State administers the NYSTCE Physics CST to certify educators wanting to become physics teachers. It is a computer-based certification exam with 90 multiple-choice questions and one constructed-response topic. The purpose of this chapter is to prepare you for questions on harmonic motion and the physics behind the functions of springs and pendulums. These questions fall under the Mechanics and Thermodynamics subarea, which makes up 23% of the exam.

6 Lessons in Chapter 9: NYSTCE Physics: Oscillations
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