Phys
224 – Fall 2008: Material covered in class 



















Class 
1 
27Aug08 
Wednesday 
Introduction,
review of procedures & rules, etc 










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Power Point file presented in class 










Class 
2 
29Aug08 
Friday 
Simple
Harmonic Motion; Spring Mass Systems; Discussion of Course Project. 










http://www.kettering.edu/~drussell/Demos/superposition/superposition.html 










Class 
3 
03Sept08 
Wednesday 
Vertical Spring
Mass Systems; Analogy Simple Harmonic Motion X Simple Circular Motion 


















Class 
4 
05Sept08 
Friday 
Energy in
SHM; Vibration of Molecules; Simple Pendulum. 






















Class 
5 
08Sept08 
Monday 
Simple
Pendulum and Conservation of Energy 














http://www.kettering.edu/~drussell/Demos/Pendulum/Pendula.html 






Class 
6 
10Sept08 
Wednesday 
Physical
Pendulum; Oscillation in Floating Objects. 






















Class 
7 
12Sept08 
Friday 
Complex
Numbers and the Complex Exponential 














http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=148 http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/vpl/mechanics/pendulum.html http://www.kettering.edu/~drussell/Demos/coupled/coupled.html 










Class 
8 
15Sept08 
Monday 
Superposition
of Periodic Motion; Demonstration of Beat, wave superposition and coupled
oscillators. 











http://www.kettering.edu/~drussell/Demos/superposition/superposition.html http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/vpl/waves/superposition1.html http://www.walterfendt.de/ph11e/beats.htm 










Class 
9 
17Sept08 
Wednesday 
Combining
Vibrations at Right Angle; Lissajous Figures; Harmonic Oscillators and the
Complex 












Exponential. http://www.mta.ca/faculty/science/physics/suren/Lissajous/Lissajous.html http://www.ngsir.netfirms.com/englishhtm/Lissajous.htm 





















Class 
10 
19Sept08 
Friday 
Harmonic
Oscillator and the Complex Exponential; Damped Oscillations. 












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number 2  presented in class 





















Class 
11 
22Sept08 
Monday 
Special Cases
of Damping in Harmonic Oscillators. 














http://webphysics.davidson.edu/physlet_resources/bu_semester1/c19_damped_sim.html http://qbx6.ltu.edu/s_schneider/physlets/main/osc_damped_driven.shtml























Class 
12 
24Sept08 
Wednesday 
Review of
previous topics; Quiz 1. 






































Class 
13 
26Sept08 
Friday 
Forced
Oscillations and Resonance (F. chapter 4) – Movie of the Tacoma Bridge
Collapse: 










http://www.archive.org/details/Pa2096Tacoma Picture before the “resonance”: http://memory.loc.gov/pnp/habshaer/wa/wa0400/wa0453/photos/370501pv.jpg Picture after the “resonance”: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Tacoma_Narrows_Bridge_Falling.png


























Class 
14 
29Sept08 
Monday 
Resonance
and Forced Oscillations with Damping 








































Class 
15 
01Oct08 
Wednesday 
General
Solution for Forced Oscillations with Damping 














http://qbx6.ltu.edu/s_schneider/physlets/main/osc_damped_driven.shtml 










Class 
16 
03Oct08 
Friday 
Transient
and steady state solutions in forced oscillations 
























Class 
17 
06Oct08 
Monday 
Examples
and Simulations of Forced oscillation; The Quality Parameter on Oscillators 

























Class 
18 
08Oct08 
Wednesday 
Energy
Absorbed by Oscillators and Average Power. 

























Class 
19 
10Oct08 
Friday 
Discussion
of the Project; Quiz 2; 

























Class 
20 
13Oct08 
Monday 
Analogy
between Mechanical and Electrical Oscillations; A path to chaos; Problems. 

























Class 
21 
15Oct08 
Wednesday 
Mid Term
Exam 1 

























Class 
22 
17Oct08 
Friday 
Young
Modulus, Stress and Strain. 

























Class 
23 
20Oct08 
Monday 
Coupled
Oscillators and 

























Class 
24 
22Oct08 
Wednesday 
Coupled
Oscillators and 

























Class 
25 
24Oct08 
Friday 
Forced
Vibration and Resonance in Coupled Oscillators 

























Class 
26 
27Oct08 
Monday 
Forced
Vibration and Resonance in Coupled Oscillators 

























Class 
27 
29Oct08 
Wednesday 
Oscillations
in Strings with N attached masses 

























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