Coupled Oscillators

Two masses and three springs make an interesting dance. For equations, see the Theory page.

2 Responses to “Coupled Oscillators”

  1. beverly west on May 13th, 2016 @ 11:33 am

    The EQUATIONS are missing from both the mathlet and the description.

    Not everybody DOES know the equations; viewers must at least have a refresher. I like to demo this mathlet (to show its power, even to people who don't have that much math), but it's so frustrating to have to somehow present the equations as well (and doing so completely cancels out the point of the intuitive insight the mathlet can provide).

    The equations should just be there.

  2. hrm on August 12th, 2016 @ 9:50 am

    Thank you for calling my attention to this, Bev. I have now added a Theory page that sets up the equations, and an Activity guiding students to discover normal modes using the Mathlet.

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