5.3 Oscillations


An oscillation is damped when an external force that acts on the oscillator has the effect of decreasing the amplitude of its oscillations.  Light damping causes the amplitude of the oscillator to gradually decrease with time. The period is unchanged. Heavy damping...

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Simple Harmonic OscillationsSimple Harmonic Oscillations

SHM definitions: Displacement: distance from the equilibrium position Amplitude: the maximum displacement from the equilibrium position Period: the time taken to complete one full oscillation Frequency: the number of complete oscillations per unit time Angular...

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