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1

What law was studied in this experiment of Single Harmonic Motion?

Hookes Law. F=-kx

2

How much mass was added to the spring as M=0?

250grams including the 50g weight hanger was added to the spring. This was considered to be the M=0 mark for the rest of the experiment.

3

When M=350, how much weight is actually on the spring?

M=600, because the starting point M=0 was actually 250 grams.

4

T/F: the period of oscillation is how long it takes the spring to go from the top to the bottom.

False: spring moves from the top to the bottom to the top, its starting point.

5

Sources of error:

-inaccurate measurement of mass of spring,
-inaccurate measurement of recording of hte position of ----the bottom of the weight hanger
-sideways motion affecting period of oscillation
-inaccurate timing of period.
-kinetic energy transfer to wood