i have undertaken an investigation, where the aim is to establish a relationship between the frequencies of an earthquake, and the height of the building(at maximum deflection parallel to motion). to do this, a model was created; a building of lego blocks and a vibration generator set to reciprocate at frequencies 2,4,6,8,10 Hz (all frequencies investigated separately). the height at which maximum deflection was acheived was takes as the resonant point. the building started at 2 blocks, increasing in increments of 2 blocks each time. the deflection and height was then plotted. graphs were plotted to illustrate height vs deflection and frequency vs max deflection.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

now how would i relate this to relevant physics theories/laws. it MAY not seem difficult to yourself, but it has baffled both of my teachers. the ones that I know we have to discuss are simple harmonic motion and resonance. but we have trouble applying even these to this investigation. how would i deduce any information/analyse from such graphs as mentioned above.

I AM NOT ATTEMPTING TO GET SOMEONE TO DO THIS FOR ME, JUST POSITIVE IN DEPTH GUIDANCE.

Thank You for reading this.

PLEASE E-MAIL ME AT surjmann2907@hotmail.com FOR ANY PROOF OF WORK DONE

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# Homework Help: Earthquakes and resonance

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