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Two Body Harmonic Oscillator

  1. Apr 13, 2005 #1
    Hi friends

    I would be grateful if someone could point me to a mathematical treatise (on the internet) about the two body simple harmonic oscillator (classical mechanics only, but no Lagrangian/Hamiltonian...just energy, momentum, Newton's Laws).

    I am googling right now but all I find is mostly quantum mechanical treatments.

    Thanks and cheers
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  3. Apr 13, 2005 #2


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    Are you talking about something that is essentially two masses on the ends of a spring ?
  4. Apr 14, 2005 #3
    Yeah kinda.
  5. Apr 14, 2005 #4


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    http://www.scar.utoronto.ca/~pat/fun/NEWT1D/PDF/COUPLED.PDF [Broken]

    (btw, a googling strategy that might help is to include "-quantum" in order to prefer non-"quantum" results.
    I googled: coupled oscillations -quantum .)
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  6. Apr 14, 2005 #5
    Robphy, thanks very much for the links and the search tip. The second link was quite useful. Do you know anyplace where I can find energy discussions for the system?
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