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Oscillations are everywhere! We find them in solids, liquids, and gases and in many fields of physics. Everday oscillations occur when we set springs, pendulums, or balls in a bowl in motion. Careful observations of oscillations lead us to the description of simple harmonic motion and waves, including sound and light waves. Do you want to understand light, sound? Follow me to where it all starts!

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Explore Oscillations:
  • Explore the interactive simulation
  • Develop a relationship between the mass on a spring and the period of the oscillations
  • Measure the period for various masses
  • Determine the spring constant for Spring #1