PH 212

Oscillations

- Simple harmonic motion
- Energy
- Dynamics
- Fixed axis
- Vertical oscillations
- Pendulum
- Damping
- Driven oscillations
- Resonance

Simple harmonic motion

An undamped mass oscillating on a spring produces a sine wave.

A rotating object can also be considered a simple harmonic oscillator. Its projection produces a sine wave.

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The phase constant provides initial conditions for the oscillation, when t = 0.

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