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A weight hanging from a string is an example of what oscillator?
PENDULUM
What force pulls a pendulum back to center?
WEIGHT
Why does the period of a pendulum change very little despite a change in amplitude?
GREATER AMPLITUDE = GREATER DISTANCE = GREATER PERIOD but HIGHER POSITION = GREATER ENERGY = FASTER MOTION = LESSER PERIOD. THEREFORE, THE EFFECTS CANCEL OUT.
What are three simple mechanical oscillators?
PENDULUM, SPRING, VIBRATING STRING
What type of oscillator is commonly used in musical instruments?
VIBRATING STRING
Shock absorbers in a car are examples of what type of oscillator?
MASS ON A SPRING