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This resource is an animation-based tutorial for introductory physics on the topics of amplitude, frequency, period and phase, angular frequency, and wave velocity.  It was developed to promote understanding of the basic mathematics associated with simple harmonic motion, focusing on trigonometric functions that will serve as a foundation for future studies.   As students proceed through a self-paced set of multiple-choice questions, immediate feedback is provided.  A comprehensive self-test can be found at the end.  Being self-contained, this resource could appropriately be assigned as homework.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Internet Explorer is the recommended browser for viewing this resource.  Problems have been reported with the animations when using Firefox.

This resource is part of a larger set of interactive physics tutorials created by the University of Ontario-Guelph.  See Related Materials for a link to the full collection.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Oscillations & Waves
- Oscillations
= Pendula
- Wave Motion
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Problem/Problem Set
= Tutorial
- Assessment Material
= Test
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Activity
- Assessment
- New teachers
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© 2004 University of Guelph
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Metadata instance created August 11, 2004 by Cathy Ezrailson
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October 18, 2011 by Caroline Hall
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(University of Guelph Department of Physics, Guelph, 2004), WWW Document, (http://www.physics.uoguelph.ca/tutorials/shm/Q.shm.html).
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Guelph Physics Tutorials: Simple Harmonic Motion (University of Guelph Department of Physics, Guelph, 2004), <http://www.physics.uoguelph.ca/tutorials/shm/Q.shm.html>.
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Guelph Physics Tutorials: Simple Harmonic Motion. (2004). Retrieved September 1, 2014, from University of Guelph Department of Physics: http://www.physics.uoguelph.ca/tutorials/shm/Q.shm.html
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University of Guelph Department of Physics. Guelph Physics Tutorials: Simple Harmonic Motion. Guelph: University of Guelph Department of Physics, 2004. http://www.physics.uoguelph.ca/tutorials/shm/Q.shm.html (accessed 1 September 2014).
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Guelph Physics Tutorials: Simple Harmonic Motion. Guelph: University of Guelph Department of Physics, 2004. 1 Sep. 2014 <http://www.physics.uoguelph.ca/tutorials/shm/Q.shm.html>.
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