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Instrument and springs attached to it

  1. May 21, 2017 #1
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    Hi!

    I am trying to solve a textbook problem without any success. Fortunately, I found someone that solved it but there is one step that I don't get. Here is a figure showing the problem : https://ibb.co/koatCa
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    First, we have (I get this part since I found a similar use of it in the book):

    X/b=1/|1-(ω/ωn)2|=0.15/0.10=1.5

    And the thing I can't understand is how the person get the following numbers:

    For ω<ωn : ω/ωn= 0.577
    For ω>ωn: ω/ωn=1.291

    Anyone who can explain?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. May 26, 2017 #2
    Thanks for the thread! This is an automated courtesy bump. Sorry you aren't generating responses at the moment. Do you have any further information, come to any new conclusions or is it possible to reword the post? The more details the better.
     
  4. May 27, 2017 #3

    rude man

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    You don't define b but if you're using conventional symbols, b represents damping but there is no damping in this problem.
    Anyway, define your symbols.

    Would be nice if you could just write F = ma for this problem, then solve a simple ODE to get x(t) as a function of driving frequency and (constant) amplitude.
     
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