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Differentiate Between the Following: Free and Forced Vibrations. - Physics

Distinguish Between

Differentiate  between the following: 

Free and forced vibrations. 

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Solution

Free vibrations Farced vibrations
1. When a body vibrates with its natural frequency and ti me period which is characteristic of the body itself, it is said to have free vibrations.  1. When a body is set into vibrations with the help of a strong periodic force then the vibration is said to be forced vibration. The frequency of such vibrations may not be equal to the natural frequency of the body. 
2. It is difficult to realize such vibrations in practice. They can take place only in vacuum. 2. Such vibrations can be realized in practice.
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Frank ICSE Class 10 Physics Part 2
Chapter 3 Sound
Exercise | Q 1.2 | Page 148
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