In this experiment, students discover with a spring pendulum the
factors on which the oscillation period of a helical spring depends
and how the correlations can be expressed as a proportionality.
Under the additional Tasks tab, the students should
make the necessary corrections for the spring's mass and then
set up the helical spring's oscillation equation by determining the
slope and the proportionality constant K from the straight
lines determined when plotting T2 against
m∕D. Through comparison the numerical value of
K can also be found.