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Mass and Spring Simple Harmonic Oscillator JS Model
written by Wolfgang Christian, Francisco Esquembre, and Colleen L. Countryman
The Mass and Spring Simple Harmonic Oscillator mobile JavaScript model illustrates the forces and dynamics of a simple oscillator. This simulation uses  the accelerometer on mobile devices to read the direction of the gravitation field g. You may, of course, need to lock the orientation of your screen to maintain a fixed view as you rotate your device. For use on computers without an accelerometer or for classroom use, the demo mode simulates a gravitational field in the y-direction.

The Mass and Spring Simple Harmonic Oscillator mobile JavaScript Model was developed using version 5 of the Easy Java Simulations (EJS 5) modeling tool. Although EJS is a Java program, EJS 5 creates stand alone JavaScript programs that run in almost any browser.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java (JRE).
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1 source code document is available
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Motion in One Dimension
- Newton's Second Law
= Force, Acceleration
Education Practices
- Technology
= Computers
Oscillations & Waves
- Oscillations
= Damped Oscillators
= Driven Mechanical Resonance
= Simple Harmonic Motion
= Springs and Oscillators
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Informal Education
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- Educators
- application/javascript
- application/zip
- text/html
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License:
This material is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license.
Rights Holder:
Wolfgang Christian
Keywords:
accelerometer, mobile device
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created August 22, 2016 by Wolfgang Christian
Record Updated:
December 8, 2016 by Wolfgang Christian
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when Cataloged:
August 22, 2016
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AAAS Benchmark Alignments (2008 Version)

4. The Physical Setting

4F. Motion
  • 9-12: 4F/H1. The change in motion (direction or speed) of an object is proportional to the applied force and inversely proportional to the mass.
4G. Forces of Nature
  • 6-8: 4G/M1. Every object exerts gravitational force on every other object. The force depends on how much mass the objects have and on how far apart they are. The force is hard to detect unless at least one of the objects has a lot of mass.

11. Common Themes

11B. Models
  • 6-8: 11B/M2. Mathematical models can be displayed on a computer and then modified to see what happens.

AAAS Benchmark Alignments (1993 Version)

4. THE PHYSICAL SETTING

E. Energy Transformations
  • 4E (9-12) #1.  Whenever the amount of energy in one place or form diminishes, the amount in other places or forms increases by the same amount.
F. Motion
  • 4F (6-8) #3.  An unbalanced force acting on an object changes its speed or direction of motion, or both. If the force acts toward a single center, the object's path may curve into an orbit around the center.
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W. Christian, F. Esquembre, and C. Countryman, Computer Program MASS AND SPRING SIMPLE HARMONIC OSCILLATOR JS MODEL, Version 1.0 (2016), WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14063&DocID=4461).
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W. Christian, F. Esquembre, and C. Countryman, Computer Program MASS AND SPRING SIMPLE HARMONIC OSCILLATOR JS MODEL, Version 1.0 (2016), <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14063&DocID=4461>.
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Christian, W., Esquembre, F., & Countryman, C. (2016). Mass and Spring Simple Harmonic Oscillator JS Model (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved December 14, 2017, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14063&DocID=4461
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Christian, W, F. Esquembre, and C. Countryman. "Mass and Spring Simple Harmonic Oscillator JS Model." Version 1.0. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14063&DocID=4461 (accessed 14 December 2017).
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Christian, Wolfgang, Francisco Esquembre, and Colleen L. Countryman. Mass and Spring Simple Harmonic Oscillator JS Model. Vers. 1.0. Computer software. 2016. Java (JRE) 1.5. 14 Dec. 2017 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14063&DocID=4461>.
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@misc{ Author = "Wolfgang Christian and Francisco Esquembre and Colleen L. Countryman", Title = {Mass and Spring Simple Harmonic Oscillator JS Model}, Month = {August}, Year = {2016} }
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