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## Homework Statement

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Taking measurements from Figure 1, determine the value of Q for each of the oscillators represented. Explain how you obtained your answer. I haven't made an attempt as answering this as I'm unsure where to start. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

## Homework Equations

The rate at which the mass–spring system loses energy to its surroundings is referred

to as the Q-value for the oscillator. The Q-value is defined as:

Q= 2π (E \ ΔE)

ΔE/E is the fractional energy loss per cycle of the oscillation

This can be expressed in terms of angular frequency as:

Q= (ω/ Δω)

or frequency as:

Q= ( f/ Δf)

where Δ ω and Δ f are the width of the peak at its halfway point.

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