October 2, 2003 Physics 16 Problem Set 2 1. Form the derivation in our textbook, we know that the general solution for a damped and driven harmonic oscillator with damping force -bv and driving force F0cos(wt) is:
x(t ) F0 cos( wt ) e t ( Aet B
September 25, 2003 Physics 16 Assignment #1 1-1.
l1 l1
l2
We can solve this problem by focusing on the l1 segment on the left of the diagram, which is redrawn here as a part of a triangle the other two segments of which come from the red segments