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Master Math: Essential Physics by David Allen Lawrence, Debra Anne Ross Lawrence

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Chapter 6ELASTICITY AND HARMONIC MOTION

6.1. Elasticity and Hooke’s Law

6.2. Stress and Strain

6.3. Simple Harmonic Motion (SHM)

6.4. Energy and Simple Harmonic Motion

6.5. Simple Pendulum

6.6. Damped Oscillations and Resonance

6.7. Key Concepts and Practice Problems

“One cannot escape the feeling that these mathematical formulae have an independent existence and an intelligence of their own, that they are wiser than we are, wiser even than their discoverers, that we get more out of them than was originally put into them.”

Attributed to Heinrich Hertz

6.1. Elasticity and Hooke’s Law

• Some solid materials and objects exhibit the property of elasticity and can be stretched or compressed. These materials will resist changes to their size and shape ...

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