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Ch 9: Oscillations in Physics: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Oscillations in Physics chapter of this High School Physics: Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about oscillations in physics. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all levels of oscillation topics required in a typical high school physics course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other high school physics work.
  • Identify the oscillations in physics concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our High School Physics Tutoring Solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about oscillations in physics and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding simple harmonic motion, Hooke's law, pendulums or any other oscillations in physics topic
  • Have limited time for studying
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  • Prefer learning physics visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their oscillations in physics unit
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  • Want to get ahead in physics
  • Don't have access to their physics teacher outside of class

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Learning objectives

  • Understand facts about velocity, time displacement and acceleration relating to simple harmonic motion.
  • Explore aspects of Hooke's law.
  • Study a simple harmonic oscillator's potential and kinetic energy.
  • Understand the kinematics of simple harmonic motion.
  • Learn about the frequency of oscillation.
  • Study the meaning of sinusoidal description.
  • See equations for pendulums in physics.

7 Lessons in Chapter 9: Oscillations in Physics: Tutoring Solution
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Simple Harmonic Motion (SHM): Definition, Formulas & Examples

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.

Hooke's Law & the Spring Constant: Definition & Equation

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.

Simple Harmonic Motion: Kinetic Energy & Potential Energy

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.

The Kinematics of Simple Harmonic Motion

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.

Spring-Block Oscillator: Vertical Motion, Frequency & Mass

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.

The Sinusoidal Description of Simple Harmonic Motion

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.

Pendulums in Physics: Definition & Equations

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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