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Response to Harmonic Excitation Part 1: Undamped systems

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This module analyzes the response of a single-degree-of-freedom system represented by a spring-mass system to harmonic excitation (without damping). The corresponding equations of motion are developed and concepts such as beats and resonance are discussed. Numerical examples, interactive plots, and steps to create MapleSim simulations are included to enhance the learning experience. Keywords & Topics:
Oscillations, harmonic excitation, sine forcing function, cosine forcing function, resonance, beats
Main Topic: Intro to Vibrations


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