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- Homework Statement
- Hello, I am really struggling to sketch the following graphs to show how a mass with a piece of paper attached to it varies with time, over a time period of 2T, for: 1. Energy 2. Displacement 3. Velocity 4. Acceleration

- Relevant Equations
- x=Acosωt v=-ωAsinωt a=-ω^2Acosωt

I understand that velocity is defined as the rate of change of position or the rate of displacement; and that acceleration is defined as the rate of change of velocity (it is the derivative of velocity).

Morever, I believe I know that for SHM these graphs vary sinusoidally (I have attached a picture of how I think these should appear).

However, for a mass with a piece of paper attached could these graphs be represented by a harmonic oscillator with a small amount of damping? I really do not know where to begin in drawing these, I am very confused.

Morever, I believe I know that for SHM these graphs vary sinusoidally (I have attached a picture of how I think these should appear).

However, for a mass with a piece of paper attached could these graphs be represented by a harmonic oscillator with a small amount of damping? I really do not know where to begin in drawing these, I am very confused.