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Solve the equation for the harmonic oscillator given initial conditions

Hi,

I have a question I have been trying to get out, and I'm not having much luck by myself. I'm sure I have solved equations like this in the past, although I cannot find my notes anywhere to help. I have attached a screenshot of the questions, but it says to solve the equation for the harmonic oscillator given the initial conditions:

$$x(0) = x_0$$

$$ \frac{dx}{dt} = v_0 \quad at \quad t=0$$

Also I was assuming that this was the equation we had to work with?

$$ m \frac{d^{2}x}{dt^{2}} \quad + \delta \frac{dx}{dt} \quad + kx = 0$$

Can you please point me in the right direction? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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Thanks,

Cotty.

Re: Solve the equation for the harmonic oscillator given initial conditions

Re: Solve the equation for the harmonic oscillator given initial conditions

Thanks Romsek, that looks like it will be very helpful