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Learning Objectives IV Explain why systems oscillate at their natural frequency For a spring/mass system, compare and contrast horizontal and vertical oscillations Calculate the velocity, acceleration, potential, and kinetic energy at any point in the motion of an object undergoing SHM Discuss the conditions whereby a simple pendulum undergoes SHM Discuss the factors that affect the period of a simple
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Unformatted text preview: pendulum of length L • Compare ideal SHM to realistic (damped) systems and to driven (forced) oscillations • For a damped system, determine the damping constant from a graph of displacement versus time • Identify the basic types of damped harmonic motion • Describe and explain the phenomenon of resonance • Give examples of instances where resonance is a) beneficial and b) destructive...
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