This simulation shows a single mass on a spring, which is connected to the ceiling. The mass is able to move in 2 dimensions, and gravity operates. Does the motion look random to you? Watch the graph for a while and you'll see its actually an intricate pattern.
Students can change gravity, mass, spring stiffness, and friction (damping) and drag the mass with your mouse to change the starting position.
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