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MyPhysicsLab – Molecule 6

This simulation shows 6 masses connected by springs and free to move in 2 dimensions.
You can change parameters in the simulation such as gravity, mass, spring stiffness, and friction (damping). You can drag any mass with your mouse to change the starting position. If you don't see the simulation try instructions for enabling Java.

Click the buttons below for various combinations of parameter settings. Can you find all the stable configurations?
8 stable configurations
6 stable configurations
6 stable configurations
4 stable configurations