Demonstration: Buildings in earthquake zones need to be designed with modes of vibration and resonance in mind.
Class practical: The experiment involves isolating and controlling one variable at a time, taking measurements carefully and...
Class practical: This develops the idea of frequency, and explores accuracy of measurement.
Class practical: A circus of experiments involving repetitive events, to introduce the concept of oscillation.
Students investigate factors affecting the oscillation time for a simple pendulum.
Class practical: This circus of qualitative experiments provides an introductory look at simple harmonic motion.
Demonstration and Class practical: To demonstrate S.H.M. of a mass on a spring and gather accurate data using a datalogger.
Demonstration: A mass suspended on a spring will oscillate after being displaced. The period of oscillation is affected by the...
Demonstration: A demonstration experiment that makes a time trace of the oscillation and illustrates damping.
During each cycle of its oscillation the driver transfers some energy to the driven oscillator. Some of this energy may be...
Isochronous oscillators, from the pendulum to the precise oscillations of a caesium atoms in an atomic clock, have an obvious...
This episode allows you to familiarise your students with the main features of simple harmonic motion (SHM), before going on...
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