This interactive simulation allows students to explore the motion of two blocks oscillating on two horizontal springs, and compare those motions to that of a simple pendulum. Users can set a variety of values: mass, initial position, length and initial angle of the pendulum, and damping strength. Motion may be stepped or paused. Real-time graphs of motion, energy, and forces may be viewed or hidden. The author also provides a set of suggested activities to accompany the simulation.
This applet was created with EJS, Easy Java Simulations, a modeling tool that allows users without formal programming experience to generate computer models and simulations.
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Two Springs and Pendulum Source Code
The source code zip archive contains an XML representation of the Two Springs and Pendulum model. Unzip this archive in your EJS workspace to compile and run this model using EJS. download 8kb .zip
Last Modified: June 13, 2014
%0 Computer Program %A Duffy, Andrew %D August 27, 2009 %T Two Springs and a Pendulum Model %8 August 27, 2009 %U https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9410&DocID=4367
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