A album of 24 flash animation illustrating various principles of the physics of oscillations, waves, and phasors. The album shows an image of each animation and has various links to each.
This animation shows two phasors rotating in time in the complex plane. One phasor is a representation of an oscillation, and the other one is that oscillation multiplied by a complex constant. The animation also shows ...
Animation showing the time dependent behavior of the function exp(iwt). This is the central concept of representing oscillations and waves in complex forms.
This animation demonstrates the addition in time of two sinusoid signals added together by means of phasors. To make the concept connected to real objects, two bungy jumpers are used to connect the phasors with real ...
This animation demonstrates the addition of two phasors rotating at different rates to produce a beating sinusoidal signal. To connect the process to real life, two bungy jumpers to provide the oscillating waveforms.
This animation shows the time dependent behavior of a phasor representing an oscillating object. It also displays an x-y graph (time is the x variable) of the oscillation and a bar graph of the oscillating variable. All ...
Animation of the complex phasor representation of a traveling wave. This animation shows the time dependence of the complex phasor at various points along a one dimensional wave.
Animation showing the superposition of traveling waves to form a standing waves for both transvers and longitudinal waves. User can selectively see the phasors involved.
This animation illustrates the use of reflections of water waves to produce standing waves. The reflection coefficient can be varied to produce various mixes of standing and traveling waves. The phasors are also shown. ...
This animation shows the temporal behavior of an elemental rotor as is basic to the use and understanding of phasors. Phasors are heavily used in physics and electrical engineering to mathematically work with oscillations ...
This instructional animation allows a student to experiment with the linear combinations of the sine and cosine functions, as the principle components of Fourier series.