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written by Paul Falstad
This applet simulates a harmonic coupled line of masses moving in one dimension. The number and size of loads, damping, speed of the simulation and stiffness of the springs are adjustable, and the phases and magnitudes of the normal modes are shown. The applet also simulates elastic collisions and weak couplings  and demonstrates lissajous figures.  Source code is included.

Please note that this resource requires Java.
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Oscillations & Waves
- Oscillations
- Wave Motion
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Graduate/Professional
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
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- Learners
- application/java
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coupled oscillator, elastic collision, harmonic oscillator, lissajous figures, normal modes, weak couplings
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Metadata instance created June 15, 2004 by Melanie Carter
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June 24, 2013 by Bruce Mason
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