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Homework Help: Could someone look over the data of my SHM Lab?

  1. May 26, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    We set up a spring with a weight and displaced the spring from equilibrium position. Using a recording device and a motion sensor, we found various data that I have put in the attached table.
    When doing calculations for the lab, we ran into problems, but I simply want to make sure that the data we have collected is reasonable.

    2. Relevant equations
    D is the amount the mass was displaced. We used 2 and 4 centimeters.
    ΔX was the difference between the spring when there was no mass added, and after the mass was added.
    T and V were calculated directly from the output of the recording device (a graph of the motion).

    3. The attempt at a solution

    It looks alright to me, but our group is having trouble doing the calculations correctly in Excel. I just want to be sure that the data is not the source of our problems.

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  3. May 27, 2014 #2


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    What calculations have you been trying to do, and how have you tried to do them?
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