Simple Harmonic Motion and Uniform Circular Motion
The uniform circular motion is intimately related to a simple harmonic motion. If we were to look at a side view of the uniform circular motion on a thumbtack stuck on a rotating table, we would see the thumbtack oscillate in simple harmonic motion. This java applet let you view their relation graphically.
Material Type: Simulation
Date Added to MERLOT: March 02, 1998
Date Modified in MERLOT: November 21, 2011
Submitter: Barbra Bied Sperling
Primary Audience: Grade School
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: no
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Discussion for Simple Harmonic Motion and Uniform Circular Motion
14 years ago
John Walkup (Staff)
Simple, yet informative demo. While similar demos are common, instructors will find this to be a useful tool for demonstrating simple harmonic motion.
Applet worked fine.