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The Mathematics of Simple Oscillators

By: Dr. Sten Odenwald (Astronomer)

Grades 10-12

Students will study the mathematics of a simple harmonic oscillator including frictional damping.

This is, primarily, an illustrative guide to how such motion is represented mathematically.

Suitable for AP Math and Physics. Requires some calculus.

File Size = 3 pages (37 kBytes)