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Worksheet: Damped Oscillations

Q1:

The amplitude of a lightly damped oscillator decreases by during each cycle. What percentage of the mechanical energy of the oscillator is lost in each cycle?

Q2:

If a car has a suspension system with a force constant of N/m, how much energy must the car’s shocks remove to dampen an oscillation starting with a maximum displacement of 0.0750 m?

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