Ch 52: TExES Physics/Math 7-12: Oscillations

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In preparation for questions on the TExES Physics/Mathematics 7-12 exam about oscillations, review what you know about harmonic motion, the spring constant and pendulums by watching this series of lesson videos.

TExES Physics/Math 7-12: Oscillations - Chapter Summary

These lesson videos have been assembled to prepare you for questions you may see on the TExES Physics/Mathematics 7-12 exam regarding oscillating motions and the forces of spring pressure. Following this chapter you should have a better understanding of:

  • Simple harmonic motion, kinetic energy and potential energy
  • Kinematics of simple harmonic motion
  • Hooke's law
  • Physics of spring-block oscillators and pendulums

After watching the lesson videos, complete lesson worksheets to fortify your understanding of the material and then take lesson quizzes to find topics you have not mastered. The lesson videos also have built in video tags that can take you to key points of the videos. Use these video tags to effectively review the material you have not mastered. If you feel you would benefit from an alternative presentation of the material you can read over the written lesson transcripts.

6 Lessons in Chapter 52: TExES Physics/Math 7-12: Oscillations
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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.

Simple Harmonic Motion: Kinetic Energy & Potential Energy

2. 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

3. 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.

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

4. 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.

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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