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.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||European Journal of Physics|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2010|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)