Spring

This applet simulates the oscillation of a spring.
You can vary the mass and the spring constant.
Click anywhere in the applet to start the spring oscillating.
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The period of oscillation T of a spring is given by:
T = 2 π m
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k

where m = mass and k = spring constant.

As mass increases, period increases.
As spring constant increases, period decreases.

Right-click here to download this page and the Java Class File.