I am using Frenches book on waves and have a question. You have a standard driven damped oscillator and I am suppose to find the average potential and kinetic energy of it. They are both similar so I will just use the potential for example. I took [tex] \frac{1}{T}\int^T_0 \frac{1}{2}KX^2 dt[/tex] Where [tex]X=Cos(\omega t-\rho)[/tex] I solved the resulting integral with half angle formulas but found my answer to be a bit messy, is that the correct way of getting the average kinetic energy or am I missing something here? Thanks(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# Homework Help: Average potential and kinetic energy of SHO

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