Simple Harmonic Motion

This applet shows you the potential and kinetic energy of a body attached to a spring at various points of its simple harmonic motion.
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Click anywhere in the applet to start the spring oscillating.

Summary:
Kinetic EnergyGravitational Potential EnergyElastic Potential EnergyTotal Energy
At highest point0mg2xk(e - x)2 / 2k(e + x)2 / 2
At equilibrium position½ mv2mgxke2 / 2
At lowest point00k(e + x)2 / 2



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