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Harmonic Oscillations
This model is designed for the study simple harmonic motion, given by the formula
x = xmcos(ωt + φ0)
Modify the amplitude xm, the period T = 2π/ω of the oscillations, and the initial phase φ0 of the harmonic motion of a body. Observe changes in the motion of the point along the graphs of the x coordinate, of the velocity v and of the acceleration a. It is convenient to draw x, v/ω, a/ω2 on the ordinate axis, because they have the same units of measurement. Pay attention to the phase shifts between the coordinate, velocity and acceleration of the body.
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