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The Study of Damped Harmonic Oscillations Using an Electronic Counter

Physics Education Volume 44, Number 1, ISSN 0031-9120


We study damped harmonic oscillations in mechanical systems like the loaded spring and simple pendulum with the help of an oscillation measuring electronic counter. The experimental data are used in a software program that solves the differential equation for damped vibrations of any system and determines its position, velocity and acceleration as a function of time. The method developed in this study can be easily adopted to study the properties of damped vibrations in any system. (Contains 5 figures and 2 tables.)


Wadhwa, A. (2009). The Study of Damped Harmonic Oscillations Using an Electronic Counter. Physics Education, 44(1), 70-77. Retrieved October 22, 2019 from .

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