Oscillations & SHM

by Barbara Neocleous

| 10 Questions1

1

A mass on a spring oscillates 8 times in 1 second. What is the frequency?

8 Hz

0.125 Hz

0.133 Hz

4 Hz

2

1

A mass on a spring has a time period of 0.2 seconds. What is the frequency?

0.2 Hz

12

5 Hz

0.003 Hz

3

1

Apart from the mass on a spring, what other example can you state of a simple harmonic motion?

4

1

A mass on a spring performs 10 oscillations in 3.68 seconds. What is the time period and frequency?

T = 0.368 s , f = 0.27 Hz

T = 3.68 s, f = 0.27 Hz

T = 3.68 s, f = 2.7 Hz

T = 0.368 s, f = 2.7 Hz

5

1

If the frequency of an oscillator is 9.4 Hz, calculate the tie period T. Show your work and include units in your answer

6

1

The graph above shows the position with time of a simple harmonic oscillator. What is the amplitude?

1.0 m

1.6 m

1.4 m

2.0 m

7

1

The graph above shows the position with time of a simple harmonic oscillator. What is the time period?

1.6 s

2.0 s

1.2 s

1.4 s

8

1

The moon completes one full cycle around the Earth in 27.32 days. What is the frequency of oscillation?

0.00000042 Hz

4.2 Hz

0.037 Hz

0.036 Hz

9

1

Explain what is meant by the term 'damped oscillator'.

10

1

Explain what is meant by the term 'resonance', in the context of oscillators.

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