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Damped Harmonic Motion


Damped Harmonic Motion

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Java applet for dampled harmonic motion. Source code available at
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Material Type: Simulation
Date Added to MERLOT: May 06, 2000
Date Modified in MERLOT: November 22, 2016
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Submitter: John Walkup
Keywords: Hooke's Law


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Primary Audience: College General Ed, College Lower Division, High School
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: yes
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Avatar for Dara Clayton
16 years ago

Dara Clayton (Student)

The user can see how each variable affects a damped harmonic oscillator. Nice
applet and it is easy to use.

Avatar for Kara Morgan
16 years ago

Kara Morgan (Student)

This applet works similar to the applet we ran in #2 but it demonstrates damped
harmonic motion and it doesn't show the action, only a plotted representation of

Avatar for John Walkup
16 years ago

John Walkup (Staff)

Allows the user to see the effects of changing each variable in a damped harmonic oscillator. Although there is no movement, the applet is informative nonetheless.