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An un-damped driven harmonic oscillator satisfies the equation of motion: ma+kx=F(t) where we may write the un-damped angular frequency w-naught^2=k/m. The driving force F(t)=F-naught*sin(wt) is switched on at t=0. Find x(t) for t>0 for initial conditions x=0, v=0,at t=0.

2. Relevant equations

I know that this can be written in terms of a complimentary and a particular solution and that the complimentary solution will be in the form x(t)=Asin(w-naught*t-delta) and that I need to consider a particular solution in the form x(t)=Asin(wt) and determine A by plugging x(t) into the differential equation.

3. The attempt at a solution

The final answer is given as x(t)= -((F-naught/m)(w/w-naught)/(w-naught^2-w^2)) sin(w-naught*t) + ((F-naught/m)/(w-naught^2-w^2)) sin(wt)

Ive done similar problems that have worked out but for some reason I can't get this to come out right. It's driving me nuts I've been working on it all weekend and have to turn this work in tomorrow morning.

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

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# Un-damped Driven Harmonic Oscillator Question

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