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Free Response Part 1 Spring-mass systems

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This module introduces vibrations using the simple model of a single degree of freedom system represented by a spring-mass. Equations of motion for a spring-mass system are developed and concepts such as natural frequency and phase differences are discussed. Examples of analogous systems that can be represented using a spring-mass model are also discussed. Numerical examples, interactive plots, and steps to create MapleSim simulations are included to enhance the learning experience. Keywords & Topics:
Oscillations, spring-mass system, natural frequency, phase difference, simple pendulums, spring-mass analogs
Main Topic: Intro to Vibrations


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