3A70.15 - Swing Mass on Spring

Swinging mass on spring

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PIRA Classification: 3A70.15

Description: A small mass is connected to a spring, which hangs from a stand. The spring is extended and released. The first mode is that of simple harmonic motion. After a few seconds, the mass swings as a simple pendulum and does not 'bounce' up and down. Over time, the motion switches between modes.

Special Instructions: Don't extend the spring too far.

Condition: Ok

Setup time: 1 minute

Safety Issues: None