# Periodic Motion: Mass and Spring

Students use a Smart Cart to determine the physical properties of a vertical mass and spring system that affect its period of oscillation, and then use their data to support a mathematical model relating period, mass, and spring constant.

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## Standards Correlations

IB Topics AP Topics
4.1; 9.1 3.B.3.1; 3.B.3.2; 3.B.3.3; 3.B.3.4

## Featured Equipment

#### Right Angle Clamp

This clamp fits rods up to 18 mm (11/16 in) in diameter.

#### Hooked Mass Set

A rugged cast-iron mass set that is coated with enamel.

#### Four Scale Meter Stick

A convenient measuring device that includes four different metric scales of various precision.

#### Demonstration Spring Set

Four large springs ideal for Hooke’s Law or Conservation of Energy demonstrations.

#### Aluminum Table Clamp

This clamp with 6.5 cm grip width, accepts plain or threaded rods up to 1/2 inch or 1.25 cm.

#### 90 cm Stainless Steel Rod

Non-threaded and non-magnetic lab rod.

#### 45 cm Stainless Steel Rod

Non-threaded and non-magnetic lab rod.

#### Smart Cart Rod Stand Adapter

This accessory allows the Smart Cart to be suspended from a rod stand.

#### Smart Cart (Red)

The Smart Cart is the ultimate tool for your physics lab and includes built-in sensors for measuring force, position, velocity, three axes of acceleration, and three axes of rotational velocity. Patent No. 10481173

Many lab activities can be conducted with our Wireless, PASPORT, or even ScienceWorkshop sensors and equipment. For assistance with substituting compatible instruments, contact PASCO Technical Support. We're here to help.

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Source: Lab #12