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This student activity uses a Java applet to show the relationship between simple harmonic motion and constant velocity circular motion. The applet is broken into three major parts. The first shows a particle undergoing circular motion at a constant rate. The second shows the same particle on a vertical spring. Finally, the third plots the time evolution of the system, resulting in a sine wave. Instructions for using the applet, which is in Spanish, are included. The applet includes several questions relating to the applet and the physics of harmonic motion.

This is part of a larger collection of applet-based learning activities.This student activity uses a Java applet to show the relationship between simple harmonic motion and constant circular motion. The applet is broken into three major parts. The first shows a particle undergoing circular motion at a constant rate. The second shows the same particle on a vertical spring. Finally, the third plots the time evolution of the system -- the result is a sine wave. The amplitude, frequency, and initial phase of the harmonic motion can be changed by typing in new values in the "Amplitud", "Frequencia", and "Fase Inicial" text windows, respectively. To start the applet, press the "Empiaza" button. To pause the motion, press "Pausa," and to stop the applet press "Paso." The user is asked to answer several questions relating to the applet.

This is part of a larger collection of applet-based learning activities.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Rotational Dynamics
Oscillations & Waves
- Oscillations
= Hooke's Law
= Simple Harmonic Motion
= Springs and Oscillators
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
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- Learners
- application/java
- text/html
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circular motion, hooke's law, rotational kinematics, shm, simple harmonic motion, spring force, springs, waves
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Metadata instance created November 23, 2008 by Alea Smith
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March 8, 2012 by Lyle Barbato
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Harmonic Oscillator

Author: Dileep Sathe
Posted: May 12, 2009 at 5:22AM

People interested in the above topic may find my following Letters to the Editor of Physics Education / UK / March 2001, p. 168, Force on a pendulum and Physics Education / UK / March 2003, p. 177, A problem in SHM. Contact me, if necessary, on +91=020=65100495  or dvsathe[at]gmail.com

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Walkup, John. Web Assignments: Harmonic Oscillator I. October 21, 2007. http://www.nhn.ou.edu/walkup/demonstrations/WebAssignments/HarmonicMotion001.htm (accessed 1 August 2014).
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Walkup, John. Web Assignments: Harmonic Oscillator I. 2003. 21 Oct. 2007. 1 Aug. 2014 <http://www.nhn.ou.edu/walkup/demonstrations/WebAssignments/HarmonicMotion001.htm>.
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