Mj-4 Coupled Oscillators
Published: Thursday 09 March 2006 - Updated: Thursday 24 March 2011
To demonstrate coupled oscillations on the air track.
- Linear air track
- Two or more gliders
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The gliders are connected to the binding posts and to each other via springs. The different modes of oscillation may be demonstrated. A high frequency is realised when the air gliders move in opposition, and a lower frequency when they move with parallel velocities.