What is Hooke's law and why is it
so important?
What is simple harmonic motion?
What happens to the energy of a mass
on a spring as it undergoes simple
harmonic motion?
Show that the potential energy of a
mass on a spring depends upon the
square of its distance from
equilibrium.
What are the quantities necessary for
describing simple harmonic motion?
What does the period of a simple pendulum
depend upon?
How is a physical pendulum different from
a simple pendulum?
How is the motion of a traveling wave related to simple harmonic motion? What quantities used for the description of a mass on a spring are also applicable to a traveling wave on a string?
What is the relationship between frequency, wavelength and velocity for a traveling wave?
What is meant by transverse and longitudinal waves?
What determines the speed of a wave in a stretched string?
Is the speed of a wave in a string dependent upon the frequency of the wave? the amplitude?
Show the mathematical form of a sinusoidal traveling wave
How do you determine the power transmitted by a sinusoidal wave?
Describe the reflection of a pulse on a string when it hits the fixed end of the string.
