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SHM Properties
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Which of the following is NOT a property of simple harmonic oscillators?
The motion of the oscillator has a constant frequency.
The force within the oscillating system is directly proportional to the the oscillator's displacement and acts to displace the oscillator away from its equilibrium position.
The velocity of the oscillator is maximum as it passes through equilibrium, and zero as it passes through the extreme positions in its oscillation.
The acceleration experienced by the oscillator is proportional to the negative of its displacement from equilibrium.
none of the above, all are properties of SHM
Which formula is CORRECT when calculating the period of a simple harmonic oscillator?
Which formula is NOT correct when calculating the maximum velocity of a simple harmonic oscillator?
none of the above, all are correct methods of calculating the maximum velocity in SHM
Which formula is NOT correct when calculating the magnitude of a simple harmonic oscillator's maximum acceleration?
none of the above, all are correct methods of calculating the maximum acceleration in SHM
Refer to the following information for the next question.
t = 0
t = ¼T
t = ½T
t = 3(¼)T
If the radius of the circular disk is 30 cm, and the disk revolves at a rate of 20 hz, which would be the correct equation to determine the position of this simple harmonic oscillator?
none of the above
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