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Unformatted text preview: the equation (5) M y + k y = 0. Equation (5) is satisfied by the solution y = Acoswt + Bsinwt, (6) in which A and B are arbitrary constants, and (7) w = m, as can be verified by direct substitution of (6) into (5). When k and M are real values, w is real. The motion y(t) given by (6) is an oscillation of the...
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- Fall '05