Harmonic Motion is the fundamental motion of all kind of matter as it has been shown that matter exists both as particles and as waves. So an understanding of waves (generated by harmonic motion) is as necessary as the understanding of particle dynamics. This site deals with the wave part of matter in the classical way going gradually towards quantum mechanics. If you have a good link to add to this category, please do so.
This applet illustrates coupled oscillations of a linear chain of identical noninteracting bodies connected to each other and to fixed endpoints by identical ideal springs. All bodies start from rest, and their initial positions can be set either by sliding them along the track
Simple Harmonic Motion
A series of graphical animations illustrating the features of this phenomenon, with online consolidation exercises.
Last update:August 19, 2012 at 5:35:07 UTC