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ERIC Number: EJ901522
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
A Simple Mechanical Model for the Isotropic Harmonic Oscillator
Nita, Gelu M.
European Journal of Physics, v31 n5 p1031-1035 Sep 2010
A constrained elastic pendulum is proposed as a simple mechanical model for the isotropic harmonic oscillator. The conceptual and mathematical simplicity of this model recommends it as an effective pedagogical tool in teaching basic physics concepts at advanced high school and introductory undergraduate course levels. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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