This web page is an interactive Java simulation that illustrates the correlation between simple harmonic motion and uniform circular motion. The page describes the conditions in which this is true, and shows graphically that their motion in the x direction is identical. This item is part of a collection of similar simulation-based activities. See Related Materials on this page for a link to the full index of simulations designed by this author to support first semester introductory physics curriculum.
Duffy, A. (2008, March 28). Boston University Physics Applets: Simple Harmonic Motion and Uniform Circular Motion. Retrieved September 18, 2014, from http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c18_SHM_circular.html
Duffy, Andrew. Boston University Physics Applets: Simple Harmonic Motion and Uniform Circular Motion. March 28, 2008. http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c18_SHM_circular.html (accessed 18 September 2014).
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