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A spring driven harmonic and damped oscillator is simulated.
m = Mass of pendelum [ kg ]
D = Strenght of Spring [ N/m ]
k = Index of Newton friction (~ v)
Use the mouse to drag the mass to the desired position. Click on Start to start the simulation. Different simulations can be compared by stopping the simulation, changing the desired values and restarting it without clicking Reset. A click on Clear completely resets the simulation and cleans the output. To change m, D or k, type the desired value into the appropriate box and confirm with the Return key. Changes of m, D and k are also possible during a simulation. The graph visible is the graph of position versus time.

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## Glossary

### friction

whenever two rough surfaces are in contact, this force, F acts in the direction to oppose motion.

### graph

A diagram showing a relationship between two variables.
The diagram shows a vertical y axis and a horizontal x axis.

### mass

a measure of the quantity of matter in an object

### newton

the unit of force

### spring

a helical wire or string made of rubber which when stretched and let go returns to its original shape

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## This question appears in the following syllabi:

SyllabusModuleSectionTopicExam Year
AQA A-Level (UK - Pre-2017)M5Further DynamicsElastic springs and strings-
AQA AS Further Maths 2017MechanicsWork, Energy and PowerElastic Springs and Strings-
AQA AS/A2 Further Maths 2017MechanicsWork, Energy and PowerElastic Springs and Strings-
CCEA A-Level (NI)M3Further DynamicsElastic springs and strings-
Edexcel A-Level (UK - Pre-2017)M3Further DynamicsElastic springs and strings-
Edexcel A2 Further Maths 2017Further Mechanics 1Elastic Strings, Springs and EnergyElastic Springs and Strings-
Edexcel AS/A2 Further Maths 2017Further Mechanics 1Elastic Strings, Springs and EnergyElastic Springs and Strings-
OCR A-Level (UK - Pre-2017)M3Further DynamicsElastic springs and strings-
OCR A2 Further Maths 2017MechanicsWork, Energy and PowerElastic Springs and Strings-
OCR MEI A2 Further Maths 2017Mechanics BHooke's LawElastic Springs and Strings-
OCR-MEI A-Level (UK - Pre-2017)M3Further DynamicsElastic springs and strings-
Universal (all site questions)FFurther DynamicsElastic springs and strings-
WJEC A-Level (Wales)M3Further DynamicsElastic springs and strings-