Casual Introduction to Numerical Methods – spring-mass-damper system model – part#5

February 22, 2011

In this tutorial, most of the calculations for the numerical simulation a SMD (spring-mas-damper) system will be consolidated into a single formula, the coordinate formula. In this case, in order to calculate the coordinate at the end of a any time step, we will need just the coordinates from the previous two time steps and of course the input parameters (constants). These input parameters are: mass, damping ratio, spring constant and time…

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Casual Introduction to Numerical Methods – a spring-mass-damper system model – part#3

February 5, 2011

Here is the third part of a tutorial in both elementary dynamics and numerical methods. It is written at a basic level and it shows you how to set up a dynamic model for numerical solving of simple differential equations.   The dynamic model makes use of an infinite loop, which make the calculations advance in time. Instead of a large table with formulas, this time we have a small number of…

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3-Body Planetary System with Options

Planetary model
October 8, 2010

Here is a 3-body system with 3D graphics. I made it about 2 years ago but I’ve been updating it lately. This model  works at about 30 frames/second in Excel 2003 on a modern PC. In Excel 2007 it will run 10-15 times slower. I know 2010 is a lot faster than 2007. I’ve just bought a legit copy from<technicallysolutions.com> for 50$ but I didn’t have a chance to install it yet. I need to add  few more…

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