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Examining the Behaviour of Mass oscillating on a Spring

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Introduction

Hamed Darvishian

Examining the Behaviour of Mass oscillating on a Spring

Method:

  1. Set up spring and mass so that vertical oscillations can be measured.
  2. Measure 10 oscillations of the spring as accurately as possible and then divided this by 10 to give the time for 1 oscillation.
  3. Do this for masses that
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Middle

0.4

7.84

0.784

0.5

8.72

0.872

0.6

8.81

0.881

3rd Trial

Mass (Kg)

Time For 10 Periods (s)

Time for 1 Period (s)

0.1

3.84

0.384

0.2

5.78

0.578

0.3

6.75

0.675

0.4

7.75

0.775

0.5

8.75

0.875

0.6

9.62

0.962

Average

Mass (Kg)

Time For 10 Periods (s)

Time

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Conclusion

Accuracy = 97.8%

Analysis

As shown in Figure 1, the relationship between time and mass showed by the formula is true. Mass is proportional to the time taken for one period for mass on a spring. This means that the time taken for one oscillation is not independent for different masses. This means that then the oscillation is not isochronous.

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