A single particle experiences a Hooke's law restoring force. A measurement is made every tenth of a second and a histogram is constructed from these measurements.
Why are the shapes of the histograms for position and velocity identical?
Calculate an analytic expression for the position and velocity histograms and compare your result to the above simulation.
This script makes extensive use of inter-applet communication. The moving particle is a Physlet data source that generates x, y, vx, and vy values. These values are passed to the histogram filter. This filter sorts the incoming data into the appropriate bins and then passes the resulting histogram to the DataGraph Physlets.
Jar files: Animator4_.jar, DataGraph4_.jar, Filters4_.jar, STools4.jar
Script by Wolfgang Christian
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