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written by Michael C. Wittmann and Bradley S. Ambrose
supported by the National Science Foundation
This set of tutorial materials covers the topic of damped harmonic oscillators. Students examine qualitatively the motion of a mass on a damped spring using mathematical and graphical tools. Energy loss and work done by external forces are considered. Materials include tutorial activities, assessments, and notes for the instructor.

This is part of a large collection of similar tutorial materials in intermediate classical mechanics.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Applications of Newton's Laws
Oscillations & Waves
- Oscillations
= Damped Oscillators
= Simple Harmonic Motion
= Springs and Oscillators
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Lesson/Lesson Plan
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NSF Numbers:
0441426
0442388
Keywords:
damped motion, damped oscillations, damping, driving force, friction, period, quality factor, simple harmonic motion
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created May 15, 2009 by Bryce Callies
Record Updated:
June 23, 2015 by Bruce Mason
Last Update
when Cataloged:
July 1, 2007
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M. Wittmann and B. Ambrose, (2005), WWW Document, (http://faculty.gvsu.edu/ambroseb/research/IMT-Osc2DmpForc.html).
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M. Wittmann and B. Ambrose, Intermediate Mechanics Tutorials: Damped and/or Forced Oscillations (2005), <http://faculty.gvsu.edu/ambroseb/research/IMT-Osc2DmpForc.html>.
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Wittmann, M., & Ambrose, B. (2007, July 1). Intermediate Mechanics Tutorials: Damped and/or Forced Oscillations. Retrieved January 31, 2023, from http://faculty.gvsu.edu/ambroseb/research/IMT-Osc2DmpForc.html
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Wittmann, Michael, and Bradley S. Ambrose. Intermediate Mechanics Tutorials: Damped and/or Forced Oscillations. July 1, 2007. http://faculty.gvsu.edu/ambroseb/research/IMT-Osc2DmpForc.html (accessed 31 January 2023).
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Wittmann, Michael, and Bradley S. Ambrose. Intermediate Mechanics Tutorials: Damped and/or Forced Oscillations. 2005. 1 July 2007. National Science Foundation. 31 Jan. 2023 <http://faculty.gvsu.edu/ambroseb/research/IMT-Osc2DmpForc.html>.
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