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## What is the derivation of simple harmonic motion?

The velocity of the mass on a spring, oscillating in SHM, can be found by taking the derivative of the position equation: v(t)=dxdt=ddt(Acos(ωt+ϕ))=−Aωsin(ωt+φ)=−vmaxsin(ωt+ϕ). Because the sine function oscillates between –1 and +1, the maximum velocity is the amplitude times the angular frequency, v_{max} = Aω.

## What is the importance of studying simple harmonic motion?

Simple harmonic motion is important in research **to model oscillations** for example in wind turbines and vibrations in car suspensions.

## How can your knowledge on harmonic motions be applied in real life?

**Swing**. **Swings in the parks** are also the example of simple harmonic motion. The back and forth, repetitive movements of the swing against the restoring force is the simple harmonic motion.

## How do you derive the period of oscillation?

each complete oscillation, called the period, is constant. The formula for the period T of a pendulum is **T = 2π Square root of√ ^{L}/_{g}**, where L is the length of the pendulum and g is the acceleration due to gravity.

## Who discovered SHM?

mathematician Joseph Fourier

In fact, any regularly repetitive motion and any wave, no matter how complicated its form, can be treated as the sum of a series of simple harmonic motions or waves, a discovery first published in 1822 by the French mathematician **Joseph Fourier**.

## What are free oscillations?

Definition of free oscillation

1 : **the oscillation of a body or system with its own natural frequency and under no external influence other than the impulse that initiated the motion**. — called also free vibration. —opposed to forced oscillation.

## What are prerequisites for SHM?

**Mean position , elastic restoring force ,and mass of the oscillator** are three pre-requisites for SHM.

## What are the applications of simple harmonic motion?

Application of Simple Harmonic Motion

**Car Shock Absorbers**. Bungee Jumping. Diving Board. The Process of Hearing.

## How do you teach simple harmonic motion?

*So we have a mass here an object is doing simple harmonic motion takes point two five seconds travel from one point of zero velocity.*

## What is frequency of SHM?

The frequency of simple harmonic motion like a mass on a spring is determined by the mass m and the stiffness of the spring expressed in terms of a spring constant k ( see Hooke’s Law): If the period is T = s. then the frequency is **f = Hz** and the angular frequency = rad/s.

## How many oscillations are in a period?

Period is the time taken by the particle for **one complete oscillation**. It is denoted by T. The frequency of the oscillation can be obtained by taking the reciprocal of the frequency.

## How do you derive the equation of a pendulum?

By applying Newton’s secont law for rotational systems, the equation of motion for the pendulum may be obtained **τ=Iα⇒−mgsinθL=mL2d2θdt2** τ = I α ⇒ − m g sin θ L = m L 2 d 2 θ d t 2 and rearranged as d2θdt2+gLsinθ=0 d 2 θ d t 2 + g L sin If the amplitude of angular displacement is small enough, so the small angle …

## How is the frequency of a pendulum derived?

*And just so we know aware I'm in for the period is 2pi times the square root of the length of the pendulum over G gravitational field strength here's a diagram.*

## Why is a pendulum not simple harmonic motion?

Any pendulum undergoes simple harmonic motion when the amplitude of oscillation is small. What happens for large amplitudes? The pendulum still oscillates, but the motion is no longer simple harmonic motion because **the angular acceleration is not proportional to the negative of the angular displacement**.

## What are damped oscillations?

**The oscillation that fades with time** is called damped oscillation. Due to damping, the amplitude of oscillation reduces with time. Reduction in amplitude is a result of energy loss from the system in overcoming external forces like friction or air resistance and other resistive forces.

## What is overdamped motion?

Over Damped: “**The condition in which damping of an oscillator causes it to return to equilibrium without oscillating**; oscillator moves more slowly toward equilibrium than in the critically damped system. “

## What causes damping of a pendulum?

To this end, the general assumption is that **the drag force due to the air resistance on the bob of the pendulum** is the cause of its damping, and normally the air resistance on the string of the pendulum is assumed to be negligibly small.

## What is difference between damped and undamped oscillation?

In a nutshell, the main difference between damped and undamped oscillations is that **in damped oscillations, the amplitude of the generated wave gradually decreases over time, whereas the amplitude of the generated wave does not change with time, in case of undamped oscillations**.

## What is the difference between free undamped vibrations and free damped vibrations?

The main difference between damped and undamped vibration is that undamped vibration refer to vibrations where energy of the vibrating object does not get dissipated to surroundings over time, whereas damped vibration refers to vibrations where the vibrating object loses its energy to the surroundings.

## What is the relationship between frequency of undamped and damped vibration?

**The frequency in damped oscillation remains the same**, while in undamped ones, the amplitude does not change over time. The damped oscillation eventually dies, but the undamped ones remain the same.

## What is the main difference between forced oscillation and resonance?

**The frequency of external periodic force is different from the natural frequency of the oscillator in case of forced oscillation but in resonance two frequencies are equal**.

## What are the two basic characteristics of SHM?

1. **The restoring force (or acceleration) acting on the particle is always proportional to the displacement of the particle from the equilibrium position**. 2. The force (or acceleration) is always directed towards the equilibrium position.

## What is meant by amplitude of SHM?

The amplitude of a SHM can be defined as **the maximum displacement of a particle from its mean position**.

## What are damped oscillations class 12 physics?

A damped oscillation means **an oscillation that fades away with time**. Examples include a swinging pendulum, a weight on a spring, and also a resistor – inductor – capacitor (RLC) circuit.

## What do you understand by relaxation time in damped oscillation?

1 : the time required for an exponentially decreasing variable (as the amplitude of a damped oscillation) to drop from an initial value to 1/e or 0.368 of that value (where e is the base of natural logarithms)

## What is difference between simple pendulum and conical pendulum?

A simple pendulum swings in a plane (2 dimensions) and maps out a sector of a circle. A conical pendulum swings in 3 dimensions and maps out the curved surface of a cone.