This simulation displays the motion of a simple harmonic oscillator. The user can adjust the physical parameters in the problem including mass, spring stiffness, and damping. Graphs can be plotted relating any two dynamical quantities: position, velocity, acceleration, energy (potential, kinetic, and total), and the work done by damping. Bar graphs showing the energy are displayed in a separate area. The web page also gives and outline of the physics, the mathematical models used, and the numerical methods for the simulation.
This is one of a group of simulations of classical systems.
%0 Electronic Source %A Neumann, Erik %D 2004 %T My Physics Labs - Single Spring %V 2015 %N 2 September 2015 %9 application/java %U http://www.myphysicslab.com/spring1.html
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