After the spring-mass is in equilibrium, a force is applied then released at t(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); _{0}and the spring-mass system is set into motion. For a certain period of time the spring-mass will move around the x_{0}equilibrium position until the restoring from the spring has balanced the gravitational force.

Are my two equations correct? I guess I'm having trouble accounting for the gravitational force and the forcing term in the DE. Otherwise, it would be a simple homogeneous equation with x = A cos(w_{0}t).

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# Forced Spring-Mass System

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