Home  |  About  | Last |  Submit  |  Contact

 Tweet

 Question undamped oscillator with driving force ( Physics Help and Math Help - Physics Forums Introductory Physics )Updated: 2008-03-25 17:11:42 (0)
 undamped oscillator with driving force just wondering how to go about this one: An undamped harmonic oscillator is subject to a driving force . It starts from rest at the origin (x=0) at time t=0. assuming a general solution where A, , , B, and are real constants, find the position x(t) as a function of time. I was thinking to take this general solution, differentiate, and apply initial conditions to the two equations, however all i could solve for is alpha in terms of omega. Then i thought to differentiate again and plug into the equation however i cannot see how i can solve for all the constants with these two equations..any help?
 - Source: undamped oscillator with driving force Physics Help and Math Help - Physics Forums Introductory Physics- Previous Question: Angular Acceleration Physics Help and Math Help - Physics Forums Introductory Physics- Next Question: water flow speed Physics Help and Math Help - Physics Forums Introductory Physics