Chapter 15: Oscillations

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Oscillations and Simple Harmonic Motion

This tutorial explains the relation between simple harmonic motion and uniform circular motion, discusses the meaning of the parameters that characterize each type of motion, and shows the effect of those parameters on velocity and acceleration.

Simple Pendulum

This tutorial studies the motion of the simple pendulum, using conservation of energy. It discusses the relation between a simple pendulum's motion and its total energy. It then describes how for small oscillations, the motion of a simple pendulum can be approximated as simple harmonic motion.

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