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Simple Harmonic Motion

 

1. Connect the datalogger interface to a PC with the software installed.

2. Connect the motion sensor to the appropriate channel of the interface. See Figure 1.

 
- Figure 1 -

3. Record the total mass.

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Position the mass so it hangs 60-70 cm above the motion sensor when it is in equilibrium.

5. Launch the software needed for measuring position and velocity during your experiment.

6. Pull the mass down approximately 10 cm (if the spring will allow this much extension) and release it, setting it in to SHM.

7. When the motion is smooth and straight up and down, begin data collection.

8. Stop the data collection after two or three cycles have elapsed.

9. Save the data file collected for further analysis. Repeat the procedure using a new hanging mass or a new spring.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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