Driven Damped Cart Oscillations Experiment

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The oscillator consists of a Smart Cart attached to two springs.

The damping is provided by magnets mounted on the Smart Cart that cause eddy currents in the aluminum track.

The amplitude of the oscillation is plotted vs. the driving frequency for different amounts of magnetic damping.

Increased damping is provided by moving adjustable magnets closer to the aluminum track.

Experiment Includes:

• Smart Cart
• Mechanical Oscillator/Driver
• Magnetic Damping Accessory
• Dynamics Spring Set
• Photogate Head
• Cart Mass (set of 2)
• 1.2 m Metal Dynamics Track
• Dynamics Track End Stop (2 Pack) • Dynamics Track Feet (Pair)
• Physics String

• Mass Balance
• 850 Universal Interface
• PASCO Capstone