Oscillations (a.k.a. Visual Oscillations) is a Virtual Laboratory of Waves, Oscillations, Harmonic Motion and related themes. An Intuitively Easy-To-Use collection of -at least- 21 interactive simulation modules that allow the user to simulate and visualize experiments.
A Virtual Lab mainly a t the University level, however, High Schools with ambitious programs and Colleges may find Oscillations very useful for their courses. Oscillations may be used (1) during classes, to support the teacher's explanation, making classes more interesting, (2) in the library by students, to review the topics covered in classes (3) at home by students to run experiments with the student's data, even extreme experiments, which result in a better grasping of topics. Teachers may use this software to prepare classes and suggest experiments.
Oscillations makes the students really learn because the experiments exceed those studied in a traditional Waves & Oscillations course, thus opening the doors to a richer and enlightening panorama.
In a conventional (traditional) Physics laboratory it is impossible to execute experiments with extreme parameters, for instance it is impossible to shot a gun, because it is dangerous, it is impossible to make changes in the acceleration of gravity, it is not possible to carry out experiments in "Slow Motion" or to settle a "time freezing". This software overcomes all these drawbacks.
Special Features .-
-Experiment pause (Time freezing): inttroduces a pause during an experiment, which is usually used to display vectors (forces, velocities, accelerations, etc)
-Slow Motion: executes an experiment sslowly enough for the user to appreciate the details.
-Extreme parameters experimentation: AAllows experimentation with parameters that if used in real life would produce damage to the equipment or harm the user.
See also: high school, learning, teaching, education, simulators, experiments, energy, SHM, amplitude, period, frequency, pendulum, harmonic motion, oscillations, waves, Physics, college, university