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Oscillator Chain JS Model
written by Wolfgang Christian
The EJS Oscillator Chain model shows a one-dimensional linear array of coupled harmonic oscillators with fixed ends. This model can be used to study the propagation of waves in a continuous medium and the vibrational modes of a crystalline lattice. The Ejs model shown here contains 31 coupled oscillators equally spaced within the interval [0, 2 pi] with fixed ends.

The Oscillator Chain JS Model was developed using the Easy Java Simulations (Ejs) version 5.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run html page and requires only a browser with JavaScript support.
1 source code document is available
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Oscillations & Waves
- Oscillations
= Coupled Oscillations
= Springs and Oscillators
- Wave Motion
= Phase and Group Velocity
= Transverse Pulses and Waves
- Lower Undergraduate
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
= Simulation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- Educators
- text/html
- application/zip
- text/plain
- application/javascript
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Wolfgang Christian
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Metadata instance created August 25, 2013 by Wolfgang Christian
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June 15, 2015 by Lyle Barbato
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Author: lookang
Posted: August 26, 2013 at 1:31AM
Source: The Open Source Physics collection

it runs on Android :)

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Re: awesome!

Author: TL Lee
Posted: Aug 26, 2013 at 9:59AM

> On Aug 26, 2013, lookang posted:
> it runs on Android :
> thanks!

Run on iPad ios 6. When is EJS v5 coming? It will be awesome for schools using chrome book and tablets!

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W. Christian, Computer Program OSCILLATOR CHAIN JS MODEL, Version 1.0 (2013), WWW Document, (
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Christian, W. (2013). Oscillator Chain JS Model (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved August 6, 2020, from
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Christian, Wolfgang. "Oscillator Chain JS Model." Version 1.0. (accessed 6 August 2020).
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Christian, Wolfgang. Oscillator Chain JS Model. Vers. 1.0. Computer software. 2013. 6 Aug. 2020 <>.
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