Activity: Damped harmonic motion

IB Physics: Activity: Damped harmonic motion

In simple harmonic motion energy is continuously converted from kinetic to potential and back to kinetic, no energy is lost so the motion would continue for ever. If there is a force that opposes the motion (e.g. air resistance) energy will be lost and the amplitude will decrease with time, this is called damped harmonic motion. Damping is a very important feature of car suspension systems with out damping this is what...


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