Classroom Activity

Simple Harmonic Motion
Periodic Functions


  • Determine the period of a vibrating object
  • Predict the period of vibration for a different object
  • Match the motion of a rotating object to the vibrating object

The activity uses the Motor Controller and the LabPro or CBL2.

Author: Fred Thomas
Activity last revised: Math Machines Ltd, 2-12-2006

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Calculator Programs
This activity requires the calculator program: SHM