|Feb21-12, 12:16 AM||#1|
Relationship betwen SHM frequency and harmonic oscillator freq.
1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Relate the frequency of a harmonic oscillator (spring) to that of a simple harmonic oscillator (pendulum) Show all derivations.
2. Relevant equations
3. The attempt at a solution
Not exactly sure how to go about this...is it saying that a spring isn't a SHM...because I thought it was. Please help me understand!
|Feb21-12, 06:12 AM||#2|
hi songbird7! welcome to pf!
i think they're getting at the distinction mentioned in wikipedia …
If F is the only force acting on the system, the system is called a simple harmonic oscillator …since a spring can be damped, its motion wouldn't be simple harmonic
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