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Epsilon in Simple Harmonic Oscillators

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Can anyone tell me what role epsilon play in a simple harmonic oscillator, and what the formula is relating epsilon to SHO?
 

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arildno
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Whatever are you talking about?
Perturbation series??
 
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No, i remember there's this formula for SHO x=Acos(wt), but i know that epsilon can be added into this formula, but can't figure out what.
 
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You are probably thinking of a non-linear second order effect.
This can happen in a variety of problems (for example, the simple pendulum, or gravity-driven wave-trains).
"epsilon" is a common symbol used as a perturbation parameter; since I don't know what problem you're thinking of, I can't help you further.
 
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Or, are you simply think of the PHASE???????????????
That is, x=Asin(wt+e)???????????
 

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