HARMONIC MOTION ACCESSORIES
FOR BOTH THE BASIC AND TWO METER AIR TRACK




COUPLED HARMONIC OSCILLATORS TEL 235 Coupled Harmonic Oscillators
A set of five 150 gm gliders, six stainless steel springs, and five ceramic magnets which, when set up in an air track provide a comprehensive course in vibration theory. From the basic configuration of a single glider and 2 springs to 5 gliders and 6 springs the student can set up and find as many resonances as there are gliders. The effect of damping on the sharpness of the resonance curve and the system Q can be determined by using the ceramic magnets. The motion of the magnets produces eddy currents in the metal of the air track causing a damping force proportional tothe velocity and number of magnets on the glider. This corresponds quite nicely to the damping term usually found in theoretical derivations of damped oscillatory motion.
TEL 235 $214.00