Damped Free Harmonic Oscillator

  • Matthew Hussey


The aim in this chapter is to describe the free oscillatory behaviour of a simple vibratory system in which some energy loss mechanism is present.


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Further Reading

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© Matthew Hussey 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthew Hussey
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  1. 1.Physics DepartmentDublin Institute of TechnologyIreland

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