Physics, Superballs, and the RLC Circuit!

If you bounce a superball it might bounce pretty high on the way up, but it won’t quite make it to the top.

A spring also experiences resistance and in a circuit it is blatantly labeled “resistance.”

Therefore an RLC circuit will experience damped harmonic motion.

An RLC circuit can still be quite useful though, one case in which they are used is in radio receivers.

If the capacitance is adjusted then the natural frequency will change and the amplitude will increase greatly for a certain frequency (similar to how a swing increases distance with a certain frequency).

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