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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 to find velocity and acceleration at points along the masses path, using graphs. There is one tutorial using motion graphs to describe the motion.  This material also includes a pretest, example homework, and test questions.

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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Applications of Newton's Laws
Oscillations & Waves
- Oscillations
= Damped Oscillators
= Simple Harmonic Motion
= Springs and Oscillators
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Lesson/Lesson Plan
= Unit of Instruction
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This material is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license. Additional information is available.
Rights Holder:
Bradley Ambrose and Michael Wittmann
NSF Numbers:
0441426
0442388
Keywords:
damped motion, damped oscillations, friction, period, simple harmonic motion
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May 9, 2013 by Lyle Barbato
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July 1, 2007
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M. Wittmann and B. Ambrose, (2005), WWW Document, (http://faculty.gvsu.edu/ambroseb/research/IMT-Osc2DmpForc.html#Graphs).
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M. Wittmann and B. Ambrose, Intermediate Mechanics Tutorials: Damped Oscillations – Motion Graphs, (2005), <http://faculty.gvsu.edu/ambroseb/research/IMT-Osc2DmpForc.html#Graphs>.
APA Format
Wittmann, M., & Ambrose, B. (2007, July 1). Intermediate Mechanics Tutorials: Damped Oscillations – Motion Graphs. Retrieved November 27, 2014, from http://faculty.gvsu.edu/ambroseb/research/IMT-Osc2DmpForc.html#Graphs
Chicago Format
Wittmann, Michael, and Bradley S. Ambrose. Intermediate Mechanics Tutorials: Damped Oscillations – Motion Graphs. July 1, 2007. http://faculty.gvsu.edu/ambroseb/research/IMT-Osc2DmpForc.html#Graphs (accessed 27 November 2014).
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Wittmann, Michael, and Bradley S. Ambrose. Intermediate Mechanics Tutorials: Damped Oscillations – Motion Graphs. 2005. 1 July 2007. National Science Foundation. 27 Nov. 2014 <http://faculty.gvsu.edu/ambroseb/research/IMT-Osc2DmpForc.html#Graphs>.
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