The EJS Oscillator Chain model shows a one-dimensional linear array of coupled harmonic oscillators with fixed ends. This model can be used to study the propagation of waves in a continuous medium and the vibrational modes of a crystalline lattice. The Ejs model shown here contains 31 coupled oscillators equally spaced within the interval [0, 2 pi] with fixed ends.

Ejs Oscillator Chain model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (Ejs) modeling tool. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double clicking the ejs_mech_osc_OscillatorChain.jar file will run the program if Java is installed. Ejs is a part of the Open Source Physics Project and is designed to make it easier to access, modify, and generate computer models. Additional Ejs models for classical mechanics are available. They can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics, OSP, or Ejs.

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Oscillator Chain models a one-dimensional linear array of coupled harmonic oscillators with fixed ends. This model can be used to study the propagation of waves in a continuous medium and the vibrational modes of a crystalline lattice. The Ejs model shown here contains 31 coupled oscillators equally spaced within the interval [0, 2 ?] with fixed ends. The m-th normal mode of this system can be observed by entering f(x) = sin(mx/2) as the initial displacement.

PQP Oscillator Chain Model
Model for use in Section 5.11: Exploring the Dispersion of Classical Waves. download 1467kb .jar
Last Modified: August 8, 2013
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Oscillator Chain Model source code
The source code zip archive contains an XML representation of the Oscillator Chain Model. Unzip this archive in your Ejs workspace to compile and run this model using Ejs. download 14kb .zip
Published: November 4, 2008
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W. Christian, Computer Program OSCILLATOR CHAIN MODEL, Version 1.0 (2008), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8263&DocID=888).

W. Christian, Computer Program OSCILLATOR CHAIN MODEL, Version 1.0 (2008), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8263&DocID=888>.

Christian, W. (2008). Oscillator Chain Model (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved May 3, 2016, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8263&DocID=888

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