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Title: HARMONIC MOTION

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HARMONIC MOTION
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• In this presentation, you will learn that
• The time period T of a harmonic oscillator is
INDEPENDENT of its amplitude.
• This property is ideal for time-keeping.
motion, we can relate it directly to CIRCULAR
MOTION, which has a constant (angular frequency
• Simple geometry will lead us to a useful
expression of displacement, amplitude and
frequency of oscillation.

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Harmonic oscillators are all around us
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They can destroy
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They can cure
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A
- A
Displacement s
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A
Displacement s
time
- A
Periodic time T
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Imagine a pendulum oscillating over an
old-fashioned record turntable
Looking from above
start
Turntable has moved to here
Pendulum bob moves to here
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Looking from above
Although the pendulum bob is moving up and down
in a complex sinusoidal way, the arrow is moving
at a CONSTANT SPEED round the circle.
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The moves up and down the vertical
line. The arrow goes round the circle
anticlockwise.
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The phasor picture
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The clock arrow rotates at constant angular
frequency ? in rad s-1
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Phase angle
0 0
45 ?/4
90 ?/2
135 3 ?/4
180 ?
225 5 ?/4
270 3 ?/2
315 7 ?/4
360 2 ?
s A sin ?
? ?t
Radius is the Amplitude A
? ? /t in rad s-1
? is the phase angle
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Some basics .
• Clock arrow rotates 2? in time period T.
• Angle ? 2? (t/T)
• T 1/f where f frequency
• So Angle ? 2?ft
• And since ? ? /t, so ? 2 ?f.
• Displacement s A sin? A sin 2?ft

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• The language of oscillators
• f 1/T in Hz
• 2?f in rad s-1
• Always work out ? first, if your oscillator is
harmonic! Its then easy to find your
displacement s
• s A sin 2 ?ft s A sin ?t

Note that s A sin 2 ?ft when s 0 when t
0. If s A when t 0, there is a ?/2 phase
difference and s A cos 2 ?ft.
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Try this example A childs swing oscillates at a
frequency of 0.5 Hz. Its amplitude at the start
of its swing is 2 m.
1. Whats its angular frequency? (Dont be put
off by it not moving in a circle!)
Answer ? 2?f 2 x 3.14 x 0.5 3.1 rad s-1
2. What will be the displacement of the swing
after 3.4 seconds? In which direction?
Answer s A sin ?t 2 x sin ? x 3.4 0.37 m
towards equilibrium.
3. What will be the displacement after 8 secs?
Answer since f 1/T, T 2 secs. Displacement
will be 0 m.
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Two very useful equations (easy to remember)
Max velocity in any cycle ?A (where A is
Amplitude.)
Max acceleration in any cycle ?2A
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Summary
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All harmonic oscillators have these things in
common
1. They are accelerated towards an equilibrium
position by a spring-like force. This always
pulls it back towards the equilibrium position.
(F ma)
2. At the equilibrium position, the velocity of the
oscillator is unchanged and at its maximum. So,
there is no acceleration here and no resultant
force!
3. Its time trace is sinusoidal, oscillating at the
NATURAL FREQUENCY fo of the oscillator.

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What about the energy of the oscillator?
• It stores energy.
• The energy goes back and forth,being stored by a
sort of spring (P.E.) at the extremes, and then
carried by the motion (K.E.) as it passes through
the equilibrium position.
• Resistive forces gradually drain the oscillator
of its energy. Its amplitude gradually decreases
until more energy is fed back into it to
compensate.