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Bridge Vibrations Experiment

The complete solution for understanding resonance in complex systems and driven vs. free vibrations, designed for use with PASCO Capstone Software.

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In this experiment designed for use with PASCO Capstone software, by using 5 N Loadcells at different positions on the bridge to measure bridge oscillations, students compare the driving force to the resulting acceleration. The bridge is struck by hand, and allowed to freely oscillate. PASCO Capstone generates a FFT graph which shows that there are several resonance frequencies and that the amplitudes differ based on location on the bridge.