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ERIC Number: EJ832528
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Golden Ratio in a Coupled-Oscillator Problem
Moorman, Crystal M.; Goff, John Eric
European Journal of Physics, v28 n5 p897-902 Sep 2007
The golden ratio appears in a classical mechanics coupled-oscillator problem that many undergraduates may not solve. Once the symmetry is broken in a more standard problem, the golden ratio appears. Several student exercises arise from the problem considered in this paper.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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