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B.4. Forced Vibrations and Resonance (HL)

Resonance is a fascinating phenomenon in Physics. It is the reason we have string and wind instruments, yet also part of the reason earthquakes can be so damaging. It is even part of the reason why you are likely to spill some of your cup of tea when walking. The latter was the recipient of an Ig Nobel award in Fluid Dynamics back in 2012 (a set of awards on genuine scientific - if a little odd-  research that makes you laugh, then think...).

 

Resonance

Firstly, what exactly is resonance?

Video Lessons

Chris Doner
Resonance
IB Specific

Resources

IB Physics
Option B Notes (HL)
Mr. G
B.4 Teaching Notes
B.4 Student Notes
Physics and Maths Tutor
Further Mechanics Definitions
Further Mechanics Key Points
Further Mechanics Detailed Notes
Further Mechanics Flashcards
A Level Resources - content slightly different

Questions

Physics and Maths Tutor
Resonance (AQA 2)
Resonance MS (AQA 2)
A-Level Qs: overlapping content
 

Damping

Video Lessons

Chris Doner
Damping
IB Specific
Science Shorts
Damping and Resonance

Resources

IB Physics
Option B Notes (HL)
Mr. G
B.4 Teaching Notes
B.4 Student Notes
Physics and Maths Tutor
Further Mechanics Definitions
Further Mechanics Key Points
Further Mechanics Detailed Notes
Further Mechanics Flashcards
A Level Resources - content slightly different

Questions

Dr French's Eclecticon
Simple Harmonic Motion
Simple Harmonic Motion Solutions
Link to Dr French's Site
Extension: Pre-University Material
Physics and Maths Tutor
Resonance (AQA 2)
Resonance MS (AQA 2)
A-Level Qs: overlapping content
 

Q Factor

Video Lessons

Resources

IB Physics
Option B Notes (HL)
Mr. G
B.4 Teaching Notes
B.4 Student Notes
Physics and Maths Tutor
Further Mechanics Definitions
Further Mechanics Key Points
Further Mechanics Detailed Notes
Further Mechanics Flashcards
A Level Resources - content slightly different

Questions

 

Barton's Pendulum

Barton's pendulum demonstrates nicely some interesting phenomenon associated with the phase difference between the driving frequency and oscillating frequency.

Video Lessons

Resources

IB Physics
Option B Notes (HL)
Mr. G
B.4 Teaching Notes
B.4 Student Notes

Questions

 

Additional Resources

Once you are completely confident with your SUVAT and have had some practice, we can start looking at motion in two dimensions, projectiles.