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Fu-Kwun Hwang

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Spring
« on: June 13, 2010, 06:08:30 pm »
Spring
This is a simple simulation that solves a second-order ODE (ordinary differential equation) based on Hooke's and Newton's laws.
I have included an animated gif just to make it look nicer.

Activities
 
Drag on the ball to set new initial conditions
Modify the mass and/or the elastic constant and see the variation in amplitude and frequency of the movement
(Advanced) Make measurements and deduce a formula for the relationship among the mass, the elastic constant and the period of the movement! 
Author : Francisco Esquembre
 
 Date : February 2002

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Press the Alt key and the left mouse button to drag the applet off the browser and onto the desktop. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Taiwan License
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