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Forced oscillations #1 HTML5


This applet models the behavior of a resonant system. The graph plots the solution of a second-order, constant coefficient differential equation in real time.
You can alter the different parameters in order to observe the different characteristic responses: transitory, steady state, resonance…

Click on 'settings' to show the parameters, then drag the appropriate sliders to change their values.

Learning goals

  • To observe the solutions of a second-order differential equation.
  • To describe what transient and a steady state solutions are
  • To describe the resonance phenomenon and phase differences.