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Homework Help: Damped oscilator

  1. Jan 25, 2010 #1
    hi,
    i am supposed to solve this excerise and i don't even know where to start.

    A mass M is suspended from a spring and oscillates with a period of 0.880 s. Each complete oscillation results in an amplitude reduction of a factor of 0.96 due to a small velocity dependent frictional effect. Calculate the time it takes for the total energy of the oscillator to decrease to 0.50 of its initial value.

    even the relevant formulas...
     
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  3. Jan 25, 2010 #2
    the same of this one

    A 1.05 kg mass is suspended from a spring, with a spring constant of 161.0 N/m. Find the driving frequency which would cause resonance.

    all i need is to know where to start from
     
  4. Feb 7, 2010 #3
    hi
    could some one give me an outline for the first question?
    i am have no idea what to do.
    and i have a test
     
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