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Unformatted text preview: swinging (or the spring bouncing, or the ball rolling), we get something like this: This is an oscillation or a wave… how do we describe it? • Whether the mass is hanging vertically or sliding horizontally, the frequency of the oscillation is the same. MassSpring System • The frequency is the number of complete cycles per second the system makes or how many hertz . f = 1 2 π k m • The amplitude , A , of the motion is the maximum displacement from equilibrium. The angular frequency of the motion is denoted by ω . The period is just one over the frequency . MassSpring System • How much energy is contained within the system? Let’s choose the location where there is only elastic potential energy: MassSpring System Total Energy = 1 2 kh 1 2 = 1 2 kA 2...
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 Summer '08
 Niculescu,M
 Energy, Force, Simple Harmonic Motion, equilibrium position

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