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Homework Help: Which of the following is not a simple harmonic system.

  1. Oct 29, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    a the balance wheel of a mechanical watch
    b a tuning fork
    c the shock absorber of your car
    d a hanging spring with a small mass attached at the end

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    a is surely a SHM
    d is a undamped spring-mass system undergoes simple harmonic motion
    b and c are also a SHM searched from goole....

    is a) a vibrational system?
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  3. Oct 29, 2016 #2


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    If a shock absorber is shm can you explain how it absorbs shocks?
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