In this Oscillations section of Physics we cover the topics listed in the table below, each topic has a written tutorial (which you can read on your screen, print to read or use a web reader), a video tutorial, revision notes, revision questions and supporting calculators which allow you to check your own computations and calculations.
|10.1||Simple Harmonic Motion|
|10.2||Pendulums. Energy in Simple Harmonic Motion|
This section includes information about simple harmonic motion - a motion that is both regular and sustainable. As a kind of periodic motion, harmonic motion has many similarities with rotational motion, so you may not be completely surprised by the concepts discussed in this section. Moreover, energy in simple harmonic motion and pendulums (simple and spring pendulum) as illustrations of simple harmonic motion (with the period of oscillations as main parameter) are discussed. Finally, we look at damped oscillations as well as the equations of simple harmonic motion (equation of position, velocity and acceleration).
In addition to the Oscillations tutorials, we also provide online Oscillations Calculators which allow you to calculate specific Oscillations formula in support of the tutorials or to check and verify your own calculations in support of your homework, coursework or thesis.
The following Physics Calculators are provided in support of the Oscillations tutorials.