Fundamentals of Oscillations and Periodic Motion

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Introduction to Oscillations

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Periodic and Oscillatory Motions

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Period and Frequency in Oscillatory Motion

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Non-harmonic Oscillations

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Important Questions

Which of the following equation does not represent a simple harmonic motion:

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The displacement of a particle along the x-axis is given by . The motion of the particle corresponds to.

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Assertion : If a man with a wrist watch on his hand falls from the top of a tower, its watch gives correct time during the free fall. 
Reason :The working of the wrist watch depends on spring action and it has nothing to do with gravity.

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Two identical springs of spring constant K are attached to a block of mass m and to fixed supports as shown in Fig. Shown that when the mass is displaced from its equilibrium position on either side, it executes a simple harmonic motion. Find the period of oscillations.

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A particle executing SHM has a maximum speed of and a maximum acceleration of . The period of oscillation is:

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The displacement of a particle is represented by the equation . The motion is 

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A uniform thin ring of radius and mass suspended in a vertical plane from a point in its circumference its time period of oscillation is

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The motion of a pendulum is an example of :

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A particle is executing about along axis. Its position at an instant is given by The amplitude of oscillation is

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Write two differences between centripetal force and centrifugal force.

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