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Significance of this kind of oscillation.

  1. Mar 29, 2014 #1
    So if a rubber band is performing small-amplitude oscillations. Does this mean that it is performing quick oscillations or slow ones?
     
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  3. Mar 29, 2014 #2

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    You cannot tell this from the amplitude. I guess the small amplitude is mentioned to ignore second-order (/nonlinear) effects.
     
  4. Mar 29, 2014 #3
    I was saying that because I thought if it meant fast then the case would be adiabatic. But I guess, I am back to where I started. Thank you!!!
     
  5. Mar 30, 2014 #4
    So does it depend on the mass of the hanging object?
     
  6. Mar 30, 2014 #5

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    You'll have to show your setup if you want to ask questions about it...

    If you have a mass, suspended by a rubber band, the frequency can depend on the mass, but also on other factors.
     
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