How do you explain the energy of an oscillating system?

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Offline pushkar

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the energy of rigid rotator is sum of two energy terms. can its significance be explained in the same manner as energy of oscillator



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How do you explain the energy of an oscillating system?
« Reply #1 on: 01/05/2010 07:35:52 »
I am not sure I understand the question. However, the energy of an oscillator consists of the potential term  kx2/2 and the potential term mv2/2 .
 

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How do you explain the energy of an oscillating system?
« Reply #2 on: 01/05/2010 07:41:33 »
I am not sure I understand the question. However, the energy of an oscillator consists of the potential term  kx2/2 and the potential term mv2/2 .

Did you mean the kinetic term?
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How do you explain the energy of an oscillating system?
« Reply #3 on: 01/05/2010 12:20:42 »
the energy of rigid rotator is sum of two energy terms.
Do you mean the two terms of kinetic energy? In a bi-molecular system this is due to the fact it has 2 degrees of freedom.