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written by Wolfgang Christian
The Driven Diatomic Oscillator Chain model displays a one-dimensional diatomic chain of coupled harmonic oscillators with one end driven by an external force and the other end attached to a sliding rod shock absorber. The mass and Stoke's Law damping for the shock absorber are chosen to eliminate reflections at the driving frequency.  The frequency of the driving force and the masses can be changed using the text boxes provided.  You can change the initial position of the masses by dragging individual oscillators.  You can also change the number of oscillators in the chain.  You can modify this simulation if you have Ejs installed by right-clicking within the plot and selecting "Open Ejs Model" from the pop-up menu item.  

The Driven Diatomic 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_osc_chains_OscillatorChainDrivenDiatomic.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 Newtonian mechanics are available.  They can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics, OSP, or Ejs.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java (JRE).
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Oscillations & Waves
- Oscillations
= Coupled Oscillations
= Driven Mechanical Resonance
= Non-Linear Systems
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
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This material is released under a GNU General Public License Version 3 license.
Rights Holder:
Wolfgang Christian
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Keywords:
Easy Java Simulations, Ejs, OSP, Open Source Physics, classical mechanics, diatomic, driven, oscillator
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created July 5, 2008 by Mario Belloni
Record Updated:
June 3, 2014 by Andreu Glasmann
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July 1, 2008
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W. Christian, Computer Program DRIVEN DIATOMIC OSCILLATOR CHAIN MODEL, Version 1.0 (2008), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7571&DocID=591).
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W. Christian, Computer Program DRIVEN DIATOMIC OSCILLATOR CHAIN MODEL, Version 1.0 (2008), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7571&DocID=591>.
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Christian, W. (2008). Driven Diatomic Oscillator Chain Model (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved November 24, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7571&DocID=591
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Christian, Wolfgang. "Driven Diatomic Oscillator Chain Model." Version 1.0. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7571&DocID=591 (accessed 24 November 2014).
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Christian, Wolfgang. Driven Diatomic Oscillator Chain Model. Vers. 1.0. Computer software. 2008. Java (JRE) 1.5. 24 Nov. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7571&DocID=591>.
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