Lec 10: Hooke's Law, Simple Harmonic Oscillator | 8.01 Classical Mechanics, Fall 1999 (Walter Lewin)


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Concepts covered in this lecture begin with the restoring force of a spring (Hooke's Law) which leads to an equation of motion that is characteristic of a simple harmonic oscillator (SHO). Using the small angle approximation, a similar expression is reached for a pendulum. Demonstration was given that the period of the swing of a simple pendulum does not depend on its mass.

This lecture is part of 8.01 Physics I: Classical Mechanics, as taught in Fall 1999 by Dr. Walter Lewin at MIT.

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