• Tony L. Schmitz
  • K. Scott Smith


The subject of mechanical vibrations deals with the oscillating response of elastic bodies to disturbances, such as an external force or other perturbation of the system from its equilibrium position. All bodies that possess mass and have finite stiffness are capable of vibrations.


Free Vibration Chip Thickness Periodic Motion Forced Vibration Circular Frequency 
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Supplementary material


  1. Kreyszig E (1983) Advanced engineering mathematics, 5th edn. Wiley, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  2. Schmitz T, Smith KS (2009) Machining dynamics: Frequency response to improved productivity. Springer, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  3. Weisstein EW (2010) “Argand diagram” from MathWorld – a Wolfram web resource,

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering ScienceUniversity of North Carolina at CharlotteCharlotteUSA

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