(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

consider a system with a damping force undergoing forced oscillations at an angular frequency ω

a) what is the instantaneous kinetic energy of the system?

b) what is the instantaneous potential energy of the system?

c) what is the ratio of the average kinetic energy to the average potential energy? express the answer in terms of the ratio ω/ω0

d) for what values of ω are the average kinetic energy and the average potential energy equal? what is the total energy of the system under these conditions?

e) how does the total energy of the system vary with time for an arbitrary value of ω? for what values of ω is the total energy constant in time?

2. Relevant equations

x = A cos(ωt-δ)

A(ω) = (F_{0}/mω_{0}^{2}) [(ω_{0}/ω)/[(ω_{0}/ω-ω/ω_{0})^{2}+(1/Q^{2})]^{1/2})]

3. The attempt at a solution

i know that K.E = 1/2 m (dx/dt)^{2}

and P.E = 1/2 kx^{2}

so part and b ive got .. but how do u go about calculating the Avg K.E?

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