Fundamentals of Physics: Simple Harmonic Motion

Simple Harmonic Motion

The focus of the lecture is simple harmonic motion. Professor Shankar gives several examples of physical systems, such as a mass M attached to a spring, and explains what happens when such systems are disturbed. Amplitude, frequency and period of simple harmonic motion are also defined in the course of the lecture. Several problems are solved in order to demonstrate various cases of oscillation.


00:00 - Chapter 1. Example Equations of Oscillating Objects
10:49 - Chapter 2. Superposition of Solutions to Linear (Harmonic) Equations
30:16 - Chapter 3. Conditions for Solutions to Harmonic Equations
38:57 - Chapter 4. Exponential Functions as Generic Solutions
50:48 - Chapter 5. Undamped, Under-damped and Over-damped Oscillations
01:00:28 - Chapter 6. Driving Harmonic Force on Oscillator