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Q. 33

Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics
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The amplitude of an oscillator decreases to 36.8% of its initial value in 10.0 s. What is the value of the time constant?

The Time Constant is 5.0

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The amplitude for damped harmonic motion is as follows


t is the time.

is the time constant.

X is the instantaneous value of amplitude.

is the initial value of amplitude.

Substituting the values

Substituting the values

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