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QUICK Help on Momentum Physics Lab

  1. Apr 20, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I know the answer to this question but I just need to know how I can prove this in a laboratory fashion...

    Here is the question:

    Why doe s a spring continue to vibrate and eventually come to rest when stretched and then released??

    It has something to do with calculating efficiency but I dont know how to prove that in a lab.



    2. Relevant equations
    I think you have to use Ee = 1/2 k x^2
    F x = +/- k x


    3. The attempt at a solution
    I know the answer to the question but I need to verify how I can prove this if asked to do so in a lab

    Thanks a lot!!
     
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  3. Apr 20, 2009 #2

    Astronuc

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    Find some notes on damped harmonic oscillator.
     
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