Description: This simulation shows how a spring-mass-damper system behaves depending on the relative values of the spring constant, damping constant, and mass.
Keywords: ordinary differential equation, spring, mass, damper, second-order
Learning Objectives: After successful completion of running the simulation with proper questions asked by the instructor, the student would be able to 1) note how the system responds depending on the relative values of the spring constant, damping constant, and mass.
Full Resources: The full resources for the topic include textbook content, PowerPoint presentations, multiple-choice tests, audiovisual lectures, and application examples.
Software Requirements: Latest versions of Safari, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Google Chrome.
Credits: Design Team: Autar Kaw and Mayank Pandey. Software development: Mayank Pandey and Autar Kaw.
We acknowledge the immense help of the PhetSims Google group, third party libraries: almond-0.2.9.js, easing-equations-r12,FileSaver-b8054a2.js, fontawesome-webfont-3.0.2.svg, jama-1.0.2, jquery-2.1.0.js, lodash-2.4.1.js, pegjs-0.7.0.js, seedrandom-2.4.2.js, text-2.0.12.js, Tween-r12.js
Acknowledgments: This material is based upon work supported partially by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 2013271. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
All Simulations: Here is the link for all the simulations developed.