Single Spring

Lab type: 
Virtual lab
Lab owner: 
Erik Neumann
Contact person: 
Erik Neumann
Age range: 
12-14, 14-16, 16-18
Language: 
English, German
Level of difficulty: 
Easy
Booking required: 
No
 
Lab description and primary aims of the lab: 

This simulation shows a single mass on a spring, which is connected to a wall. This is an example of a simple linear oscillator.

You can change mass, spring stiffness, and friction (damping). You can drag the mass with your mouse to change the starting position.

TimeGraph allows showing two time graphs with independent Y axis scales.

Try using the graph and changing parameters like mass or spring stiffness to answer these questions:

  • What is the relationship between acceleration and position?
  • How do mass or spring stiffness affect the relationship between acceleration and position?
  • How do mass or spring stiffness affect the period or frequency of the oscillation?

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