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Ch 19: Praxis General Science: Oscillations

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Review the mechanics involved in the motion of springs in the Oscillations chapter of our Praxis General Science study guide. These videos, quizzes and chapter tests are designed to help you in your preparations for the Praxis General Science exam.

Praxis General Science: Oscillations - Chapter Summary

Brush up on the forces involved in oscillations as you work through the lessons in this chapter. As you study, you'll become better prepared for the Praxis General Science exam. The video lessons include the information shown in the list below:

  • Formulas and explanation of simple harmonic motion
  • Equation for and explanation of Hooke's Law
  • Kinematics involved in simple harmonic motion
  • Mechanics of a spring-block oscillator
  • Pendulums: definition and explanation

The lessons in this test prep guide have been developed such that you can adapt your study plan to suit your personal learning style. If your style of learning is more verbal than visual, each lesson is accompanied by a fully written transcript with key vocabulary highlighted for your convenience. If you are a visual learner, you may find the brief but informative and engaging videos more suitable. This flexibility enables you to customize your work plan to suit your specific needs.

Praxis General Science: Oscillations Objectives

The Praxis General Science exam was developed to test the knowledge and skills of teacher candidates as a prerequisite to licensure or certification. Of the six content areas that comprise the test, the lessons in this chapter apply to the physics section of Content Area II: Physical Science. This section of the test contains about 51 questions and is weighted as 38% of the overall score.

In total, there are 135 multiple-choice questions on the Praxis General Science exam. The test is computer-based.

6 Lessons in Chapter 19: Praxis General Science: Oscillations
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.

Pendulums in Physics: Definition & Equations

6. 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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