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Links for the Tenth Chapter
A tuning fork exhibits periodic motion. This slow-motion video shows that.
This video explains Hooke’s Law and shows how it can be seen on a graph.
This video explains how to use Hooke’s Law in a problem.
This video explains how to use Hooke’s Law in two separate problems.
This animation shows the definition of amplitude and also that a mass/spring system is a one-dimensional version of uniform circular motion.
This video explains how to calculate the period of a mass/spring system.
This animation shows you the acceleration, speed, kinetic energy, and potential energy (they call it “elastic energy”) in a mass/spring system.
This video shows you how to use energy arguments to solve a mass/spring system problem.
This animation shows you the details of a simple pendulum’s motion.
The angle in a pendulum
This document shows you why the force causing the acceleration in a pendulum is mgsin(theta).
This video shows you how to convert between degrees and radians.
This video shows you a cool effect with multiple pendulum’s each with a different length (and therefore period).
This video shows you how to solve for a pendulum’s period. You only need to worry about part a.
This video shows you how to solve a more complicated problem involving a pendulum’s period.
This video shows you the inner workings of a pendulum clock.