Modeling Damped Motion

Students model damped motion.  In this modeling damped motion lesson plan, students collect data on an oscillating spring with a mass hanger.  Students create a scatter plot of their data and find a sinusoidal function to fit the data.  Students determine the period by determining the time between maximums.

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Resource Details

Grade
10th - 12th
Subjects
Math
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
Calculator
Year
2003
Usage Permissions
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