Forced Oscillations (Resonance)
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Forced Oscillations (Resonance)


Forced Oscillations (Resonance)

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The top of a spring pendulum (red circle) is moved to and fro - for example by hand; this motion is assumed as harmonic, which meansthat it is possible to describe the motion by a cosine function. The oscillations of the spring pendulum caused in this way are called forcedoscillations.
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Java Applet
Date Added to MERLOT: February 25, 2001
Date Modified in MERLOT: August 14, 2013
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Submitter: John Walkup


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Language: English
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