Oscillations & Waves

Covering oscillatory motion from pendulums to electromagnetic waves, Wolfram|Alpha supports a wide range of formulas, equations and computations to cover the physics of oscillations and waves. Find the properties of mechanical waves, play sound waves and calculate the motion of spinning tops.

Simple Harmonic Motion

Explore the properties of a wide range of simple harmonic oscillators such as springs, pendulums and torsion systems.

analyze a harmonic oscillator

find equations associated with a harmonic oscillator

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Motion of a Top

Explore the precession, nutation and evolution of motion for a spinning top.

analyze the motion of a symmetric top

find the equations of motion

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