# Oscillations

## G1-57: INVERTED PENDULUM - SPEAKER DRIVEN

Purpose: Demonstrate the conditions for stability of an inverted pendulum.

## G1-56: INVERTED PENDULUM - SABER SAW

Purpose: Show the inverted pendulum dramatically.

## G1-55: INERTIA BALANCE

Purpose: Illustrate the measurement of inertial mass using SHM.

## G1-54: MASS'S DOUBLE PENDULUM

Purpose: Demonstrate the transition of potential energy into energy of oscillation of the pendulum, and the operation of an escapement.

## G1-53: SHM - CAN IN WATER TANK

Purpose: Demonstrate one form of SHM.

## G1-51: INVERTED SPRING PENDULUM

Purpose: Illustrate a form of periodic vibration.

## G1-43: KLINGER TORSIONAL VIBRATION MACHINE

Purpose: Demonstrate torsional SHM, and to quantitatively show the effect of moment of inertia on the period.

## G1-41: TORSIONAL PENDULUM - SMALL

Purpose: Demonstrate torsional SHM, and to show the effect of moment of inertia on the period.

## G1-37: MASS ON SPRING WITH ULTRASONIC RANGER

Purpose: Plot graphs of position, velocity and acceleration for a mass oscillating on a spring.

## G1-36: MASS ON SPRING WITH FORCE MEASUREMENT

Purpose: Display the time dependence of the force of a mass oscillating on a spring.

## G1-35: MASS ON SPRING - EFFICIENT MODEL

Purpose: Illustrate the motion of a mass on a spring.

## G1-34: AIR TRACK - SIMPLE HARMONIC MOTION

Purpose: Demonstrate simple harmonic motion of a mass held by two springs.

## G1-32: MASS ON SPRING - WITH STAND

Purpose: Illustrate SHM.

## G1-31: HOOKE'S LAW AND SHM

Purpose: Quantitatively demonstrate how the spring constant affects the period of a mass on a spring.

## G1-18: PENDULUM WITH FORCE SCALE

Purpose: Show the tension in the string exerted by a swinging pendulum.

## G1-17: PENDULUM WITH LARGE-ANGLE OSCILLATION - PORTABLE

Purpose: Illustrate large-angle pendular oscillations and the 360 degree pendulum.

## G1-16: PENDULUM WITH LARGE OSCILLATION

Purpose: Show the difference between pendula with small amplitude and large amplitude of oscillation, and to show rotational motion where the kinetic energy at the top is much less than the change of potential energy from the top to the bottom of the oscillation.

## G1-13: MASS ON STRING

Purpose: Illustrate uniform circular motion.

## G1-12: PENDULUM AND ROTATING BALL

Purpose: Demonstrate that simple harmonic motion is the projection of uniform circular motion.

## F4-23: WATER PENDULUM

Category: F4 Fluid in Motion
Purpose: Show the surface of a container of water in a swinging pendulum.
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• #### G2-01 MASS ON SPRING - HAND HELD

Demonstrates resonance and phase shift at resonance Read More
• #### G2-02: FORCED HARMONIC MOTION WITH DAMPING - LARGE

Demonstrate and graph driven and damped harmonic motion. Read More
• #### G2-03: RESONANCE IN TORSIONAL PENDULUM - PROJECTION

Demonstrate quantitatively all aspects of the driven and damped oscillator. Read More
• #### G2-04: DAMPED OSCILLATIONS

Demonstrate damped harmonic oscillations. Read More
• #### G2-05: AIR TRACK - DRIVEN AND DAMPED OSCILLATIONS

Illustrate the behavior of a driven and damped oscillator. Read More
• #### G2-06: FRAHM'S FREQUENCY METER

Check the 60 Hz line voltage frequency. Read More
• #### G2-07: PSYCHOACOUSTIC VIBRATION TRANSDUCER

Trick your students while illustrating resonance Read More
• #### G2-08: DRIVEN NONLINEAR OSCILLATOR

Demonstrate amplitude "jumps" and resonance hysteresis in Duffing's equation. Read More
• #### G2-09: FORCED HARMONIC MOTION WITH SONAR

Plot a graph of forced damped harmonic motion near the resonant frequency. Read More
• #### G2-11: RESONANT SAW BLADES - HAND DRIVEN

Show that a mechanical oscillator responds with a maximum amplitude to its own resonant frequency. Read More
• #### G2-12: BARTON'S PENDULUMS

Demonstrate driven resonance. Read More
• #### G2-21 COUPLED PENDULA

Demonstrates coupling of motion between two pendula of the same length Read More
• #### G2-22: BAR-COUPLED PENDULA

Demonstrate a coupling resonance and to show normal modes. Read More
• #### G2-23: SPRING-COUPLED PHYSICAL PENDULA

Demonstrate resonance and normal modes. Read More
• #### G2-24: COUPLED PENDULA - 100 TO 1 MASS RATIO

Illustrate mechanical resonance. Read More
• #### G2-25: COUPLED PENDULA - 1000:100:10:1 MASS RATIO.

Illustrate a complex resonance system. Read More
• #### G2-26: COUPLED AIR TRACK GLIDERS

Demonstrate coupled oscillations and normal modes in a system of two identical coupled air track gliders. Read More
• #### G2-27: COUPLED SERIES MASSES HANGING ON SPRINGS

Illustrate coupled oscillations and normal modes. Read More
• #### G2-28: COUPLED PENDULA WITH VARIABLE DRIVER

Show that the maximum coupling occurs between pendula of the same length. Read More
• #### G2-41: WILBERFORCE PENDULUM

Demonstrate a linear coupling resonance and normal modes. Read More
• #### G2-42: ELASTIC PENDULUM

Demonstrate a non-linear coupling resonance and stable fixed points. Read More
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