By Bonnie Moon

Mathematics, Brigham Young University-Idaho, Rexburg ID USA

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In this lab students will collect data on their spring mass systems and compare their empirical models to their theoretical ones—giving them an opportunity to actually test a model against data.  Before this lab, students should have modeled spring-mass systems and solved second-order linear differential equations with constant coefficients. The lab will take one 50-minute class period with some outside student preparation to be finished before lab day. 

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  • Bonnie Moon (2022), "3-091-S-MassSpringExperiments," https://www.simiode.org/resources/8962.

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