# Ch 9: Oscillations in Physics: Homework Help

### About This Chapter

## How it works:

- Identify which concepts are covered on your oscillations in physics homework.
- Find videos on those topics within this chapter.
- Watch fun videos, pausing and reviewing as needed.
- Complete sample problems and get instant feedback.
- Finish your oscillations in physics homework with ease!

## Topics from your homework you'll be able to complete:

- Understand the definition and formulas of simple harmonic motion (SHM)
- Describe the meaning of Hooke's law and the spring constant
- Analyze the relationship between kinetic and potential energy of a simple harmonic oscillator
- Examine the kinematics of simple harmonic motion
- Detail how oscillation frequency depends on physical properties of the system
- Explain the sinusoidal description of simple harmonic motion
- Review how to apply the expression for the period of a simple pendulum

### 1. Simple Harmonic Motion (SHM): Definition, Formulas & Examples

After watching this video, you should be able to explain what simple harmonic motion is, describe the features of the motion, and use equations to solve simple harmonic motion problems, particularly for a mass on a spring. A short quiz will follow.

### 2. Hooke's Law & the Spring Constant: Definition & Equation

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what Hooke's Law is and use the equation for Hooke's Law to solve problems. A short quiz will follow.

### 3. Simple Harmonic Motion: Kinetic Energy & Potential Energy

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what simple harmonic motion is, describe the energy interplay involved in various situations, and use energy equations to solve simple harmonic motion problems. A short quiz will follow.

### 4. The Kinematics of Simple Harmonic Motion

After watching this lesson, you will be able to explain what simple harmonic motion is, and use the kinematics equations for simple harmonic motion (both conceptually and numerically) to solve problems. A short quiz will follow.

### 5. Spring-Block Oscillator: Vertical Motion, Frequency & Mass

After watching this video, you will be able to explain how a spring-block oscillator is an example of simple harmonic motion. You will also be able to use an equation for a spring-block oscillator that relates the frequency and mass of the block.

### 6. The Sinusoidal Description of Simple Harmonic Motion

Watch this video to learn about simple harmonic motion. Learn the sinusoidal equations we use to solve problems of simple harmonic motion, and test your knowledge afterwards with a short quiz.

### 7. Pendulums in Physics: Definition & Equations

After watching this lesson, you will be able to explain what a pendulum is, why it is an example of simple harmonic motion, and use equations to solve pendulum problems. A short quiz will follow.

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