Dynamics of a Double Spring Mass

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Explore the dynamics of a double spring mass. You can change the system parameters and initial conditions that determine this system; the Demonstration then solves the equations numerically. You can see the graphs of the displacements and velocities of each of the masses and run the system using the trigger to observe the dynamics of the system.

Contributed by: Stephen Wilkerson (United States Military Academy West Point) (March 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


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The spring system derivation follows the one given in W. Seto, Schaum's Outline Series on Mechanical Vibrations, New York: McGraw–Hill, 1964.



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