1M40.73 - Air Track - Damped Mechanical Oscillator - Energy
Attach the two springs to the air track cart and use the adapters to stretch them to a comfortable level. Make sure the flag on the cart is turned so that it not only provides some damping, but can also be "seen" by the sonic sensor.
- Tommaso Corridoni, Michele D'Anna, Hans Fuchs, "Damped Mechanical Oscillator: Experiment and Detailed Energy Analysis", TPT, Vol. 52, #2, Feb. 2014, p. 88.
- Lorenzo Basano, Pasquale Ottonello, Valeria Palestini, "Ripples in the Energy of a Damped Oscillator: The Experimental Point of View", AJP, Vol. 64, #10, Oct. 1996.
- Edwin A. Karlow, "Ripples in the Energy of a Damped Harmonic Oscillator", AJP, Vol. 62, #7, July 1994.
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