Horizontal Oscillations with Damping Lab
In this lab you will be looking at the different changes that take place for horizontal oscillations when the speed or mass of an object is changed or the spring constant of the spring is varied. Students can use the position vs. time graph to find the amplitude, frequency, period and/or angular frequency of oscillation. The hovercraft will stick to the spring and experience negligible mechanical energy loss upon the collision. The system will lose energy as the spring oscillates.
When you are ready to start the experiment, click on the begin button.
Click on the Hovercraft to start its motion.
Use the graph below to find Amplitude, Frequency or Period.